Pranab reached New York to meet PM for confer damage control.

Pranab Mukherjee meetingNew York: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee reached New York to confer damage control measures over the 2G note mess with the Prime Minister. He rejected to speak to the media over the issue.

PM Manmohan Singh has re-emphasised his assurance in Home Minister P Chidambaram over the 2G note mess and is all set to meet Pranab Mukherjee in New York on Sunday.

The controversy surrounding the 2G note sustained to cast its shadow on the Prime Minister’s New York visit. He was obligated to defend Home Minister P Chidambaram yet again, the 2nd time in two days.

The Prime Minister rejected BJP’s demand for Chidambaram’s resignation. The statement came hours before his meeting with Pranab Mukherjee in New York.

Manmohan Singh said that “The Opposition’s role is to oppose and there is nothing unusual in it. My ministers enjoy my confidence.”

In the meantime, Pranab Mukherjee and Manmohan Singh will confer the best strategy to get out of the 2G note mess in their meeting on Sunday.

The Prime Minister and Pranab Mukherjee will meet Sonia Gandhi when they come back to New Delhi. Sources said that Sonia Gandhi has instructed the party to present a united face and fully back Chidambaram.

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