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Congress to revive contacts with allies to boost morale

By A Correspondent in New Delhi
May 14, 2009 20:05 IST
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Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh have decided to call all the leaders of the United Progressive Alliance to push the momentum up.

The large number of outgoing phone calls made from 10 Janpath on Thursday morning show increasing level of tension and anxiety in the minds of the Congress leaders, sources said.

Taking a crucial decision at Wednesday's core group meetings, the All India Congress Committee has taken a policy decision to revive contacts with the allies at the highest level.

In Wednesday's meeting at PM's residence, Sonia Gandhi and Dr Singh deduced the list of actions to be done on Thursday and Friday, sources added.

On each of the days Sonia will speak to one leader of the aligned parties, and on Friday Prime Minister would speak to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leadership in Chennai, to boost the morale of the allies.

Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday spoke to Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and invited him for discussion . Digvijay also sought
apology for his 'bad utterances' towards the SP leadership, sources revealed.


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