Rahul meets Pawar, Kumaraswamy

Rahul meets Pawar, Kumaraswamy

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New Delhi, May 30 : Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met NCP chief Sharad Pawar at latter's residence in National Capital, in what is being seen as an effort to work out a better 'floor coordination' between the two parties in the Lok Sabha.

The meeting comes amid talk of Mr Gandhi's insistence on resigning as Congress president over the party's poor performance in the recently held Lok Sabha polls.
The Congress had won 52 seats and the NCP managed to win four.The Congress fell short of two MPs to claim the post of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, which demands a 10 percent of the total 543 seats.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy met Mr Gandhi and urged him not to quit the Congress president post."I called on AICC president Rahul Gandhi today. We spoke about the current political scenario in the State and how the coalition govt is functioning smoothly with cooperation and coordination between both the parties. I appealed to Rahul Gandhi to not quit the AICC president position", Mr Kumaraswamy tweeted.

Karnataka coalition government faces trouble after the BJP got massive seat share in the Lok Sabha polls, 25 out of 28 seats and the JD(S)- Congress leaders alleged that the saffron party is trying to destabilise their government.

Mr Gandhi had announced his resignation from the Congress top post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday.According to reports, Mr Gandhi is adamant on his decision to resign and suggested that party find a new president outside the Gandhi 'family'.  (UNI)