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Ministers, RSS deliberate on agriculture, economic issues

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Published : Nov 8, 2019, 6:39 am IST
Updated : Nov 8, 2019, 6:39 am IST

Sources disclosed that economy, agriculture and its allied sectors were the main agenda of the meeting that lasted for more than three hours.

RSS joint general secretary Krishna Gopal (Photo: Youtube/Screengrab)
 RSS joint general secretary Krishna Gopal (Photo: Youtube/Screengrab)

New Delhi: Amid decreasing economic indicators, including low growth rate in the agriculture sector, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Thursday held a coordination meeting with its affiliates, including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and also some Union ministers.

Sources disclosed that economy, agriculture and its allied sectors were the main agenda of the meeting that lasted for more than three hours.

The RSS, sources  said, also sought suggestions from its affiliates to check crop stubble burning, a major cause of air pollution and sough more assistance from the Centre’s in this regard.

RSS joint general secretary Krishna Gopal and head of its publicity department, Arun Kumar attended the meet.

From the BJP, its national working  president J.P. Nadda, national general secretary Bhupendra Yadav and general secretary organisation BL Santosh attended the meet.

Besides, Union ministers including finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, agriculture and rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Commerce and railways minister Piyush Goyal, labour and employment minister Santosh Gangwar and animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries minister Giriraj Singh attended the meeting.

Representatives of the Sangh affiliates including Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) and Laghu Udyog Bharati (LUB)  also attended the meeting.

Sources disclosed that the Sangh affilates suggested that the next Union budget should focus more on agriculture, allied sectors, should have more incentives for promotion of domestic products and labour intensive sectors.

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