On eve of SC hearing,Pranab meets Gen

Mukherjee is reported to have told Gen Singh that he would find a solution to the date of birth issue.

Written by Manu Pubby | New Delhi | Published:February 3, 2012 2:43 am

A day before the age controversy is set to come up for hearing before the Supreme Court,Union Minister Pranab Mukherjee called Army Chief General V K Singh for a meeting on Thursday night. While no compromise formula was offered,Mukherjee is reported to have told the officer that he would find a solution to the issue.

At the meeting,which lasted for barely 10 minutes,Mukherjee is learnt to have asked Singh for an update on the issue. Though the government clearly did not have any solution in mind,the last-minute meeting triggered speculation that there was room for a compromise.

Sources,however,said during the meeting,which began just before 9 pm after the Army Chief was told to wait for 20 minutes,Mukherjee only asked for an update and was keen to know when the case would come up for hearing before the apex court.

As reported earlier,the case is set to come up before a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Friday.

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