New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Monday met President Pratibha Patil and discussed the internal
First the two had a one-on-one meeting after which Home
Minister P Chidambaram joined in the discussion, in what was
seen as a rare occasion.
A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said during the
50-minute long meeting, Prime Minister and the President
discussed internal security situation and other current issues
of national and international importance.
Naxal menace and the government`s strategy on tackling
the issue are understood to have been discussed.
The issue of hanging of Afzal Guru, death row convict in
Parliament attack case, is believed to have come up for
discussion but there was no confirmation.
In the wake of Delhi government clearing the file
recommending Guru`s execution, the issue came up for
consideration in the Home Ministry recently.