Pranab to arrive in Gujarat today, may meet Modi

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is expected to arrive in Gujarat Wednesday on a day-long visit during which he is slated to attend several functions and may also meet Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Updated: Jun 16, 2010, 10:45 AM IST

Ahmadabad: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is expected to arrive in Gujarat Wednesday on a day-long visit during which he is slated to attend several functions and may also meet Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

He will inaugurate the Aayakar Vihar, a residential colony for income tax officers here.
"The Finance Minister has acceded to our request to inaugurate the newly constructed Aayakar Vihar residential quarters, besides performing `bhoomi poojan` for a new office
building and unveiling a Chankya`s statue," chief I-T commissioner, Gujarat circle, DS Rastogi informed reporters.
Before arriving here, Mukherjee is scheduled to visit Surat and attend a function organised by the South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry, official sources said.

He is also likely to meet Modi during the visit, they added.

Bureau Report