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No word from Prez, Punjab CM-led delegation’s November 4 visit on

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 2

Even as the appointment from the office of President Ram Nath Kovind is yet to be confirmed, Punjab legislators led by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh would go to New Delhi as scheduled to meet him on November 4.

No appointment from Union Ministers

  • Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reportedly

    refused to give appointment to Congress Members of Parliament who wanted to discuss with them the suspension of goods trains and non-payment of GST dues.

Sources say after initial refusal, the office of the Chief Minister has again sought time for the delegation to meet the President. The confirmation hasn't come as yet. The Congress delegation is meeting the President, seeking his consent to the amendments to the Central farm laws passed by the Vidhan Shabha recently. After initially agreeing to be part of the delegation, the opposition parties have now refused to be part of the Congress delegation.

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Sunil Jakhar said the Congress delegation was going as scheduled as it was for the cause of the farmers.

Meanwhile, Congress Members of Parliament GS Aujla, Ravneet Bittu, Santokh Chaudhary, Jasbir Singh Dimpa, Muhammad Sadiq, Manish Tewari and Dr Amar Singh today held a meeting in Delhi to prevail upon the Cabinet Ministers in the Narendra Modi government to listen and address the farmers' issues.

On the directions of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the MPs sought appointment from Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss the prevailing situation in Punjab due to the stoppage of goods trains and non-payment of GST dues. But the ministers did not give the appointment. The MPs have decided to seek time from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the farmers' issues.



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