Subarao meets CM, to attend BoDs meet today

Bhubaneswar: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D Subbarao today met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and attended the golden jubilee function of the Bank`s regional office here.

The meeting between the Chief Minister and the RBI governor lasted for about 40 minutes.

Subbarao refused to share any information with the media about the meeting. "I will not speak anything in view of the model code of conduct for elections," he said.

Patnaik, on his part, described the meeting as a courtesy call.

After his arrival here in the afternoon, Subbarao attended the meeting of a special State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) here. He is scheduled to attend RBI`s Central Board of Directors meeting here tomorrow.

Besides Subbarao, RBI`s Deputy Governors K C Chakrabarty, Subir Gokarn, Anand Sinha and H R Khan and other top level officials would participate in the Board of Directors` meeting.