Congress core group meets to discuss govt. formation

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New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): The Congress core group met on Sunday to discuss the political situation and issues related to government formation.

The strategy meeting was held to discuss whether to take on board independents or parties of the Fourth Front like the Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Janata Dal to form the next government.

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Union Defence Minister A. K. Antony were present during the meeting.

Another meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) is scheduled to take stock of the situation following the poll results.

The sources said that after the CWC meeting, Congress leadership would hold discussions with the allies to finalize the details of government formation. (ANI)

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