In the wake of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's stand on providing outside support to the United Progressive Alliance, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today held fresh discussions with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the vexed issue of portfolio allocation.
Sonia drove down to Singh's official Race Course Road residence along with her political secretary Ahmed Patel. The meeting comes in the wake of key ally DMK, with 18 MPs, deciding to extend outside support to the UPA as its
talks with the Congress on ministerial berths fell through.
DMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and his son and MP from Madurai, M Azhagiri, left for Chennai