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Laughing Buddha again in Writers Building, Kalaignar in Chennai

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 12 (UNI) It will be the Laughing Buddha once again at the Writers Building in Kolkata and the grand old man of Dravidian politics at the Chief Minister's Office in Chennai.

The MLAs of victorious Congress in Assam will meet in Guwahati tomorrow under the supervision of party observers Digvijay Singh and Chandan Bagchi where Mr Tarun Gogoi is expected to be elected unnanimously.

The Congress, leading the DPA and the single largest party with ten seats, is certain to stake claim to form the government in Pondicherry.

In Thiruvananthapuram, 82-year-old Velikkakathu Sankaran Achuthanandan, popularly known as 'VS', today emerged as the frontrunner for the post of Chief Minister in Kerala on the eve of the crucial CPI(M) politiburo meeting at New Delhi, according to Left Democratic Front sources.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy submitted his resignation to State Governor R L Bhatia following the defeat of the Congress-led United Democratic Front(UDF) in the assembly elections.

The ruling coalition partners in West Bengal were unanimous that Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was the natural choice as Chief Minister of its seventh successive government and decided to finalise the names of ministers by May 14.

A front meeting held a day ... picking up from para six, line one of DI61, POLITICS-GOVERNMENT FORMATION.

UNI Team RP BD2009

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