HOME
ELECTIONS
HEADLINES
VIDEOS
COLUMNS
INTERVIEWS
SHOPPING
rediff NewsApp
Rediff News
All News

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp
Rediff.com  » Election » NCP ready to join government

NCP ready to join government

Text size:  A   A   A
May 21, 2004 18:04 IST

After a lot of deliberation, the Nationalist Congress Party of Friday evening said it was ready to join the Congress-led government at the Centre.

It is up to the prime minister-designate, Dr Manmohan Singh, to decide what portfolios to allocate to the NCP members, party leader Praful Patel said in New Delhi.

The announcement followed parleys between NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Laloo Prasad Yadav, who denied he was hankering for a key portfolio.

The two had announced that they would jointly decide whether to join the government.

© Copyright 2013 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
It's free!

To get such articles in your inbox