New Delhi, Jul 10: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will meet President Pratibha Patil on Thursday, July 10 to discuss the recent political developments, including the withdrawal of support by the Left parties.
The meeting would
be held between the two a day after Leftists met the President and
handed over letters withdrawing support, and a joint communication
asking her to "direct the Prime Minister to seek a vote of
confidence in the Lok Sabha immediately." Minutes after the Left
withdrew support, the Samajwadi Party (SP) submitted a fresh letter
to the President backing the Congress-led UPA government. With the
support of SP, the PDP and some Independents, the government hopes
to garner 272 for a simple majority in the Lok Sabha, which has an
effective strength of 543.