Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned from Japan after attending the G-8 summit in the early hours of Thursday.
Dr. Singh met President Pratibha Patil in Thursday evening and informed her that his government was keen on seeking a vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha as early as possible. The meeting lasted for nearly half-an-hour. The PM also appraised the President about the deliberations at the G-8 Summit.
According to a press communiqué issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the precise date on which the Lok Sabha will be summoned for this purpose will be communicated to the President by the Prime Minister by Friday evening.