Kanpur: Four months after boycotting a
meeting called by the Prime Minister on price rise issue,
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday went to receive
Manmohan Singh on his arrival to the industrial town on a
"Mayawati reached Chakeri airport this afternoon where
the PM was scheduled to land. She greeted Manmohan Singh on
his arrival, offered him a bouquet and exchanged
pleasantries," official sources said.
Governor B L Joshi and Union Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal
and other leaders were present at the airport to receive the
Prime Minister, they said.
However, Mayawati left immediately after receiving Singh.
In February this year, Mayawati had boycotted a meeting
called by the Prime Minister to discuss the price rise issue.
At that time the chief minister blamed Union Agriculture
Minister Sharad Pawar for price rise and demanded his
resignation as a pre-requisite to attend the meeting.
Recently, she had announced to launch a nation-wide
agitation against the Centre`s decision to rollback petrol
price terming it to be an anti-people move.