New Delhi: Amid the raging controversy over 2G note, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and home minister P Chidambaram on Thursday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the issue.
This is the first time the two ministers came face to face since the controversy broke out a week ago after the surfacing of a finance ministry note that suggested that the 2G scam could have been avoided if Chidambaram as the then finance minister in 2008 had insisted on auctioning of spectrum.
Home minister P Chidambaram (L) and finance minister Pranab Mukherjee (R). Photo: PTI
The meeting of Mukherjee and Chidambaram with the Prime Minister, the first after his return from visit to New York, came on a day of hectic discussions in the Congress camp.
In the morning, Mukherjee met Congress president Sonia Gandhi after senior leaders A K Antony and Ahmed Patel held confabulations with her.
Later, law minister Salman Khurshid and MoS in the PMO V Narayanasamy met Chidambaram before he left for the meeting with the Prime Minister.
“All is well. Don’t worry,” Khurshid said after their 20-minute meeting with Chidambaram.
The 2G note of the finance ministry is believed to have caused frictions between Mukherjee and Chidambaram which the party leadership is keen to end.