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Sonia hosts farewell dinner for Manmohan Singh

Posted on May 15 2014 | IBNS

New Delhi, May 14 : Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday hosted a dinner in honour of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.

According to reports, Union ministers and Congress general secretaries attended the dinner.

The dinner was hosted by the Congress supremo at her 10 Janpath residence just two days before the counting of votes polled in the nine-phased Lok Sabha polls are done on May 16.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday thanked his staff in South Block who bid farewell to him.

The staff gave a standing ovation to the Prime Minister who has served the nation for the past 10 years.

If the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) wins a clear majority, a new government led by Narendra Modi could be a reality by May 20, according to reports, even as top BJP leaders met the Gujarat Chief Minister in Gandhinagar to discuss their post result strategy.

Media reports said Modi could take office sooner if NDA gains clear majority.

A staggered nine-phase Lok Sabha poll ended on May 12 in India with projections in all exit polls that BJP-led NDA will come to power.

Several of the exit polls said NDA will bag at least 272 seats while some put the figure at around 282 in the 543 member Parliament.

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