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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ManMohan Singh, Sonia to star in Cong's media blitz Tommorow

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh spent the second half of Tuesday with Union ministers and senior officials to prepare himself for Wednesday's proposed meeting with editors.

The PM's Principal Secretary T K A Nair and media advsor Harish Khare had identified 30 major issues on which questions are expected. Top most on the list is the ISRO Antrix-Devas deal. The PMO was in constant touch with ISRO chief K Radhakrishnan and with K Kasturirangan, who headed India's space programme, to elicit more inputs on the deal.

The second key issue on which PM will face tough questions is the Opposition's demand that a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe the 2G scam.

But from PM personal preference would be to deal more with the foreign relations questions, economy and finally politics. Dr Singh is certain to take his personal theory forward. To deal with Pakistan, the PM is also likely to come out a political package for Jammu and Kashmir. 

While on Wednesday, the PM will grab the headlines, on Thursday, it will be Congress President Sonia Gandhi's  to face the spotlight. She is set  to announce the new Congress Working Committee and also a reshuffle the party.