PM meets Prez, briefs on talks with Ramdev

New Delhi: As the senior ministers struggled to persuade Baba Ramdev to give up his proposed fast, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday briefed President Pratibha Patil on the progress of talks with the yoga guru.

During the 40 minute meeting, Singh briefed the President about his recent visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania and also about the "ongoing dialogue with Baba Ramdev", a Rashtrapati Bhavan release said.

Various other issues of national and international importance were also discussed during the meeting, the release added.