PM meets Sonia to discuss issues for Cabinet meet

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi
May 23, 2004 03:58 PM IST

Dates of the first LS session and J&K security are among issues likely to be discussed at the Cabinet meet scheduled for late Sunday.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had an hour-long meeting with CPP Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on the issues to be taken up at the first meeting of the Union Cabinet scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

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Sources indicated that the Cabinet is likely to discuss the dates for the first session of the 14th Lok Sabha.

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The meeting was attended by several Cabinet Ministers and senior party leaders including Pranab Mukherjee, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel, Ambika Soni and RK Dhavan.

They are also understood to have discussed the last minute hitches that cropped up in the allocation of portfolios to newly appointed ministers in the Manmohan Singh Government.

The Cabinet is also likely to review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of killing of 28 Border Security Force personnel in a landmine blast on the Srinagar-Jammu highway on Sunday morning.

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