Press Trust of India
New Delhi, 2 October
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today met President Pranab Mukherjee and is understood to have briefed him on the issue of controversial ordinance that is aimed at protecting convicted lawmakers.
Mr Singh met Mr Mukherjee a day after his return from the USA, amid a controversy as Mr Rahul Gandhi has trashed the ordinance cleared by the Cabinet.
Mr Mukherjee had earlier not signed the measure as he had some reservations on it. The Prime Minister’s meeting with the President came soon after Mr Gandhi met Mr Singh. The meeting between Mr Gandhi and Mr Singh was followed by a meeting of the Congress Core Group.
The Prime Minister also briefed Mr Mukherjee on his visit to the USA during which he held talks with President Barack Obama, sources said. Mr Singh also wished the President well ahead of his visit to Belgium and Turkey.