Punjab BJP leaders meet Piyush Goyal to discuss ongoing farmers protest in state

By Rajan Nath - November 05, 2020 3:11 pm

Farmers protest in Punjab: High level delegation of central and state leaders representing Punjab unit of BJP met Railways Minister Piyush Goyal in connection with the ongoing farmers protest in the state. The protests have affected goods train services in Punjab for the past month.

The Northern Railway said in a statement that the ongoing farmers protest in Punjab, especially targeting rail property has severely affected passenger and goods train services in Punjab for the past month.

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Farmers protest in Punjab: High level delegation representing Punjab unit of BJP met Piyush Goyal over goods train services in Punjab.

As a result, the state is now experiencing a huge crunch of Coal, Fertilizer, Cement, POL, Container and Steel, adversely affecting the functioning of Thermal Power plants and other industries, the statement added.

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The high level delegation of central and state level leaders representing Punjab included Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri, National General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Tarun Chug, BJP Spokesperson R.P. Singh and the State BJP President Ashwani Sharma.

Farmers protest in Punjab: High level delegation representing Punjab unit of BJP met Piyush Goyal over goods train services in Punjab.

The delegation met Piyush Goyal in New Delhi where they apprised him of the dismal situation due to the farmers protest in Punjab, which was disrupting normal life and production in farms and industries.

Farmers protest in Punjab: High level delegation representing Punjab unit of BJP met Piyush Goyal over goods train services in Punjab.

The leaders also requested the Railways Minister for restoration of goods train services in Punjab as soon as possible.

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Meanwhile, the Ministry of Railways requested the Punjab Government to get the rail tracks and railway properties cleared of the protestors so that the Railways could resume both goods and passenger services at the earliest in the larger interest of the people of the state and the country at large.

-PTC News

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