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CM to meet various union ministers during 2-day Delhi tour

Sunday, 13 June 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

Chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat will leave for a two-day visit to the national Capital on Sunday. He is slated to pay courtesy visits to the president Ram Nath Kovind, vice president M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla. On June 14 and 15, he is also scheduled to meet various union ministers to discuss different pertinent issues related to the state.

According to official sources, the chief minister will meet the union minister of textiles, women and child development, Smriti Irani, union minister of state for sports and youth welfare, Kiren Rijiju, union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan, environment and forests, information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar and the agriculture and Panchayati Raj minister Narendra Singh Tomar. Rawat is also slated to meet the railway and commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal, union minister of state for civil aviation, housing and urban development, Hardeep Puri and the union minister of state for tourism Prahlad Patel.

It will be recalled that during his recent visit to the national Capital, the chief minister had met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president JP Nadda, union ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari among others. According to observers, his latest round of meetings with union ministers could be aimed at expediting various important works in the state especially in view of the coming Vidhan Sabha elections slated to be held early next year.

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