Manmohan meets Gilani over dinner in Mohali

Wednesday, 30 March 2011, 17:42 Hrs
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Mohali: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tonight met his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani over dinner here on the sidelines of the Indo-Pak cricketing encounter.

The dinner at the Punjab Cricket Association club house at the stadium here started mid-way between the high-voltage semi-final match when Pakistan had lost 2 wickets. The two leaders watched the Indian innings together.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Union Agriculture Minister and ICC chief Sharad Pawar, Union Minister of State Sachin Pilot, Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil and National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon were also part of the dinner engagement.

Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana Parkash Singh Badal and Bhupinder Singh Hooda respectively, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia were also present.
Source: PTI
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