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Congress leaders to assess J&K poll outcome

December 28, 2008 15:40 IST

A meeting of top Congress leaders has been convened by party president Sonia Gandhi [Images] in New Delhi [Images] on Sunday evening to deliberate on the outcome of the Jammu and Kashmir [Images] assembly elections.

Coverage: J&K Assembly Elections

All India Congress Committee General Secretary Prithviraj Chavan, former Chief Minster Ghulam [Images] Nabi Azad, former Union Minister Saiffudin Soz, along with Union Ministers Pranab Mukherjee [Images] and A K Antony are likely to take part in the deliberations.

Chavan, who is the party general secretary in-charge of the border state, told media persons that a team of Congress observers would go to the state on Monday to know the views of party legislators on whom to support in the government formation exercise.

Congress sources said the election results clearly indicate that National Conference will be in a position to form the government with support of Congress and from some independents.

Congress had contested in 79 out of the 87 assembly seats and had supported eight independents, two of whom won.

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