Sonia, Swaraj call on Obama

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Sonia Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Monday called on US President Barack Obama to discuss bilateral and other issues.

Last Updated: Nov 08, 2010, 20:06 PM IST

New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari, Sonia Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Monday called on US President Barack Obama to discuss bilateral and other issues.

Ansari was the first to meet Obama soon after the joint
press conference of the US President with Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh.

He was followed by Swaraj who is understood to have
discussed India`s apprehensions regarding Obama`s reported
opposition to outsourcing. The Civil Nuclear Liability and
concerns of the principal opposition on some aspects of the
issue were likely to have come up for discussion, sources
said.

Gandhi was accompanied by Mukherjee during her meeting
with Obama. The two had met yesterday also at the dinner
hosted by the Prime Minister in honour of Obama and US First
Lady Michelle.

Bilateral issues and India`s concerns over cross-border terrorism, economic and strategic aspects and the cooperation in dealing with problems relating to them are
understood to have come up for discussion.

PTI