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Laloo urges Sonia to be PM

Source: PTI
May 18, 2004 20:41 IST
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Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Laloo Prasad Yadav on Tuesday urged Congress president Sonia Gandhi to reconsider her decision not to accept the prime minister's post.

After meeting Gandhi at her 10, Janpath residence in New Delhi, he told reporters that he told her not to get carried away by what the "communal forces" were saying.

"I have made it clear to her that the RJD has pledged its support to her and there is no question of any rethinking. Leaders of all alliance partners and supporting parties have chosen her and hence there should be no reconsideration," he said.

Yadav asked Gandhi to convene a fresh meeting of all allies where they could renew their support to her.

Yadav declined to comment on the chances of senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh becoming PM.

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