PM to meet BJP leaders today

November 22, 2012 - 6:04:20 am
 
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet top BJP leaders over dinner today in a bid to narrow down differences with principal opposition party over contentious issues including FDI in multi-brand retail during the winter session of parliament.
Manmohan Singh has invited BJP Parliamentary Party chief L K Advani, Lok Sabha opposition leader Sushma Swaraj and Rajya Sabha opposition leader Arun Jaitley to the dinner. 
The dinner meeting, rescheduled from last Saturday due to the death of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, will come in the wake of an all-party meet called by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar resulting in a logjam over the opposition’s stringency on foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail.
 
Court reserves order on Sangma’s plea against Pranab
 
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on December 5 pronounce its order on P A Sangma’s petition challenging Pranab Mukherjee’s election as the president of India. 
The apex court constitutional bench of Chief Justice Altamas Kabir, Justice P Sathasivam, Justice S S Nijjar, Justice J Chelameswar and Justice Ranjan Gogoi yesterday said that it would pronounce its order on Sangama’s plea on December 5, after it reserved its order upon the conclusion of the arguments in the preliminary hearing that lasted for two days. 
Sangma has contended that while filing his nomination papers President Mukharjee held an office of profit as the chairman of the Indian Statistical Institute and remained leader of the house in the Lok Sabha.
IANS
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