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CM to meet PM, Gandhi’s; left for Delhi with key agendas

CM to meet PM, Gandhi’s; left for Delhi with key agendas
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CM to meet PM, Gandhi’s; left for Delhi with key agendas

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Chief Minister Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi will call on PM Narender Modi Modi at 4 pm. today. Channi to take up farmers issues including repeal of farm laws and postponement of paddy procurement date. Reopening of Kartarpur Corridor also on agenda with the prime minister Narendra Modi.

The Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister  Narendra Modi to advise the Ministry to withdraw its letter forthwith thus allowing the state to start Paddy procurement from October 1 instead of October 11.

Notably, the Department of Food and Public Distribution, GoI in response to the letter of FCI dated September 30, 2021 informed that due to recent heavy downpour in the States of Punjab & Haryana, the maturity of paddy has been delayed and the moisture content in the fresh arrival at present is beyond permissible limit.

Pointing out further, the Chief Minister said that the state is all set to start procurement of Paddy from October 1 as scheduled earlier and now these instructions would unnecessarily create confusion and uncertainty in the minds of farmers, who will start bringing their crops in various Mandis across the state on earlier fixed date-October 1, 2021.

The decision to postpone the Paddy procurement at the eleventh hour would further lead to resentment amongst the farmers, who were already on agitation against the farm laws.

CM to meet PM, Gandhi’s; left for Delhi with key agendas

CM to meet PM, Gandhi’s; left for Delhi with key agendas. Chief secretary Anirudh Tiwari, PS to CM Hussam Lal is accompanying the Chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi.

After meeting prime minister Narendra Modi , Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi is expected to meet the Gandhi’s to discuss the ongoing turmoil in Punjab congress. He will brief the party high command about yesterday’s meeting with PPCC president Navjot Singh Sidhu.

October 1,2021