Ordinance controversy: PM meets Prez

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New Delhi, Oct 2 (PTI):  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.

Singh met Mukherjee a day after his return from the US, amid a controversy as Rahul Gandhi has trashed the ordinance cleared by the Cabinet.

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 Rahul Gandhi met Singh. The meeting between Gandhi and Singh was followed by a meeting of the Congress Core Group.

The Prime Minister also briefed Mukherjee on his visit to the US during which he held talks with President Barack Obama, sources said.

Singh also wished the President well ahead of his visit to Belgium and Turkey.



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