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A day after DMK leader M.K. Stalin met President Pranab Mukherjee and submitted a memorandum on the events that took place in Tamil Nadu assembly last week, he met Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday and discussed the political situation in the state. "It was a courtesy call. He enquired about her (Sonia Gandhi) health and she enquired about party supremo Karunanidhi's health condition. It was a formal discussion. They also discussed political situation in Tamil Nadu," said a DMK leader, adding that the meeting lasted 25 minutes.
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The leader said it "was also a strategy call" as Stalin came here for the first time after becoming the Working President of DMK. The party is also an alliance partner of the Congress in the UPA. "Yesterday (Thursday), around 7 p.m., Stalin met the President and gave him a memorandum regarding what happened in the Tamil Nadu assembly (on February 18)," the leader said. Stalin, who is also Leader of Opposition in the assembly, had filed a plea to seek annulment of the trust vote.