Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is unlikely to attend the farewell dinner for outgoing President Pratibha Patil being hosted by the prime minister Monday evening.
An NCP source said NCP "ministers would not be attending the dinner" at Hyderabad House.
Asked if Pawar would attend, a party insider told IANS: "I don't think so."
It also appeared that Agatha Sangma, minister of state for rural development and daughter of opposition presidential candidate P.A. Sangma, had offered to quit.
Agatha Sangma had ignored the party directive and campaigned for her father, who lost to UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lashed out at the UPA government, saying the country is now facing a political paralysis. "I was watching UPA report card.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday suggested to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that the central government can buy back the shares held by public and go for delisting.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and two others are in the contest for two Rajya Sabha seats from Assam, officials said here Thursday. The poll is slated for May 30.
President Pranab Mukherjee was accorded a ceremonial reception by Governor Urmila Singh and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
The Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday demanded that a first information report (FIR) be filed against Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit for allegedly misusing government funds for "political purpose".
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Thursday promised to look into allowing Sikhs to wear turbans at work places and also while riding a motorcycle.
The parents of murdered teenager Aarushi Talwar have moved the Supreme Court yet again in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case.