Sonia may not meet President today

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi
May 17, 2004 05:26 PM IST

However, Pranab Mukherjee may convey to Kalam the alliance's decision to elect her as the leader.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, heading a multi-party coalition, is unlikely to meet President APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday to stake claim to form the next Government.

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"Not today," Ahmed Patel, Political Secretary to the Congress President, told reporters after coming out of the party's Strategy Committee meeting Gandhi had convened at her residence.

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However, sources said senior leader Pranab Mukherjee may call on the President and convey to him the decision of Congress and its allies to elect her as the leader of the coalition to head the new government.

He may also handover to the President the letters of support given by the party's allies including the Left parties representing the backing of over 280 MPs.

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