Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath will be hosting a dinner meeting for all the Congress Chief Ministers and party Senior Leaders on Friday evening in the national capital. The Dinner meeting is organized a day before the NITI Aayog Council meeting that is slated to be held on Saturday.
A day before the NITI Aayog Council meeting all the Congress Chief Ministers are expected to hold a discussion and chalk out plans for the Council meeting.
Sources familiar with the developments claimed that Agriculture distress in the country is among the key issues that Niti Aayog meet is expected to discuss.
The Congress-led State Government which has been implementing farm loan waivers in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan is expected to put forward this issue before the NITI Ayog Council.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the fifth meeting Niti Aayog’s Governing Council on June 15. However, this will be his first meeting after storming back to power in the recently held national polls.
The Governing Council of the Niti Aayog includes all the Chief Ministers, Governors of State, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories, several Union Ministers and other officials.
NITI Aayog’s first meeting held on February 8, 2015, while months later on July 15, the second meeting of the council took place.
While the PM Modi headed its third meeting on April 23, 2017. It was during the third meeting when the PM Modi discussed the idea of conducting elections of the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies together.
While the last meeting that was held a year ago on June 17, 2018, discussed the measures taken to double farmers’ income.