Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here. The meeting was attended by Ahmed Patel, Political Secretary to Ms. Gandhi.

Party sources said the meeting assumes significance in the wake of reports of a decision to be taken by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on joining the Manmohan Singh government.

Dr. Singh and 19 members of his Council of Ministers were administered the oath of office and secrecy by the President on Friday. Dr. Singh began his second term as the Prime Minister amid indications of an imminent expansion of his Cabinet.

Ms. Gandhi and Defence Minister A.K. Antony called on Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who has been admitted to the Research and Referral Hospital here, the Speaker’s office said.