Sonia Gandhi Meets President Pranab
Congress president Sonia Gandhi called on President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday evening. The meeting took place just a day after the Lok Sabha polls concluded and after Mukherjee began consulting constitutional and legal experts ahead of the results. There were no comments on the meeting forthcoming either from Rashtrapati Bhavan or AICC. It coincided with the constitutional circles in Delhi wondering whether the President would invite leader of the largest party — as done by Shankar Dayal Sharma in 1996 — to form the government, in case of a hung House, or stick to the precedent set by Sharma’s predecessors —
seek proof of majority support.