PM Manmohan meets President Pranab

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today called on President Pranab Mukherjee, their first meeting since the latter took office on Wednesday.

Singh drove down to Rashtrapati Bhawan for a noon meeting with Mukherjee. Officials described the meeting as a courtesy call.

This is the first meeting between Singh and Mukherjee since he assumed the office of President on Wednesday.

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Defence Minister A K Antony, Governors of several states, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj were among those who had called on Mukherjee yesterday.