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Pranab, Chidambaram meet PM

Pranab, Chidambaram meet PM
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First Published: Thu, Sep 29 2011. 06 22 PM IST

Home minister P Chidambaram (L) and finance minister Pranab Mukherjee (R). Photo: PTI
Home minister P Chidambaram (L) and finance minister Pranab Mukherjee (R). Photo: PTI
Updated: Thu, Sep 29 2011. 06 22 PM IST
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.
Home minister P Chidambaram (L) and finance minister Pranab Mukherjee (R). Photo: PTI
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.
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.
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First Published: Thu, Sep 29 2011. 06 22 PM IST