Congress President Sonia Gandhi with Dr Manmohan Singh talking to the media in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan after a meeting with the President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, in New Delhi on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal
leaders want only Sonia as PM New Delhi, May 18
Congress President Sonia Gandhi today
declined to accept the Prime Minister’s post. She announced her decision
at a hurriedly-convened party meeting this evening and though members
repeatedly pleaded, cajoled and appealed to her to reconsider her
decision, a rethink on the issue appeared highly unlikely.
Mass hysteria outside
New Delhi, May 18
As news spread thick and fast that Congress leader Sonia Gandhi was reluctant to take over as Prime Minister, the scene outside her residence was one of mass hysteria, utter chaos and confusion with party workers ready to lay down their lives if she did not relent.
three Army officers found culpable New Delhi, May 18
The Army said today that three
senior Army officers — Major-Gen P.S.K. Choudhary (retd), Brig Iqbal
Singh and Col Anil Sehgal — had been found culpable of various acts of
omission and commission in the Tehelka case.
Publisher & Printer: H.K. Dua Published from The Tribune
House, Sector 29-C, Chandigarh, India, 160030
for The Tribune Trust. Phone: (91-172) 2655066. Fax: (91-172)
Copyright : The Tribune Trust, 2004.