Sonia, Pranab, Antony mull over Deshmukh successor

Sonia, Pranab, Antony mull over Deshmukh successor

New Delhi: Senior Congress leaders Pranab Mukherjee and A.K. Antony had a meeting with party chief Sonia Gandhi this morning but there was no immediate word on the leadership issue in Maharashtra.

Mukherjee sped past waiting mediapersons without answering any query.

Last night in Mumbai, Congress failed to choose a successor to Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who quit in the wake of Mumbai terror attacks.

Till last night when Mukherjee and Antony had held consultation on the issue in Mumbai, Maharashtra minister Ashok Chavan appeared to have an edge over his colleague Narayan Rane. Thereafter, the two leaders came to Delhi to report to Gandhi.

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