President invites Manmohan to be PM, UPA claims support of 322 MPs

May 20th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Pratibha Patil New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday invited Manmohan Singh to be the next prime minister of India and asked him to advise her on the council of ministers.
Claiming the support of 322 MPs, Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi had staked claim to form the next government at a meeting with the president.

The new ministry will be sworn in Friday.

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