We should meet regularly, PM Modi tells Rahul-led Congress delegation

We met the PM to highlight the plight of the farmers and sought removal of import duty on wheat that has devastated them, says Rahul.

We should meet regularly, PM Modi tells Rahul-led Congress delegation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi-led delegation that they should meet regularly, after  holding meeting before the Parliamentary session.

Ahead of the last day of Parliament's winter session, the Congress delegation  met Prime Minister over the issue of loan waiver for farmers along with other leaders and submitted a memorandum regarding the same.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the Congress vice-president said, "PM accepted that the situation of farmers is bad but he didn't say anything on waiving off loan."


Rahul added, "We met the PM to highlight the plight of the farmers and sought removal of import duty on wheat that has devastated them."

The meeting came a day after Rahul Gandhi claimed to have evidence of PM Narendra Modi's personal corruption. Rahul told his party colleagues on Wednesday that the evidence was "bulletproof". Rahul had also said he was being prevented from speaking in Parliament.

After his meeting with PM, Opposition is also expected to meet President Pranab Mukherjee.

To fight back the demonetisation woes, escalated by Opposition, BJP is expected to rake up the allegations against Gandhi family in the AgustaWestland scam. On Thursday, BJP sought an explanation from Rahul Gandhi, over the alleged role played by her mother and party chief Sonia Gandhi and other party leaders in the scandal.

Even on the penultimate day, both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha continued to witness deadlock that began with the start of the session on November 16 over the manner in which a debate should be held on demonetisation and related aspects.

The Rajya Sabha saw sharp exchanges between Treasury and Opposition members as they tried to outshout each other over different issues, throwing the House into pandemonium.