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Mayawati seeks financial help from PM

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister meets Manmohan Singh and seeks financial assistance for the development of her state.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2007 12:14 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Friday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought financial assistance for the development of her state.

Mayawati, whose party BSP played a key role in the Presidential poll, is also believed to have discussed the issue of Vice-Presidential poll.

Though nothing was immediately known as to what transpired during the hour-long meeting between the Prime Minister and the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, sources said Mayawati sought financial assistance for her state.

"As many as 35 major projects are in operation and the State needs financial support and the Chief Minister would be impressing upon the Prime Minister to extend special financial assistance for their completion," sources told PTI before Friday's meeting.

This was Mayawati's second meeting with the Prime Minister since she came to power in May 2007. Mayawati is scheduled to attend a press conference on Friday where she is likely to make her party's stand clear on the Vice-Presidential poll.

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