Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat to attend NITI Aayog Council meet on June 15

Trivendra Singh Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat will be visiting the national capital and will take part in the fifth meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog which is slated to be held at June 15.

Ahead of taking part in the NITI Aayog meeting, Uttarakhand Chief Minister held a meeting with Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh and other senior officers. According to the official statement released by the Uttarakhand government, the CM has directed all the Officials to draft a report on the status of the State and the problems faced by the state with their respective solution.

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.

READ: PM Modi to chair Niti Aayog’s Governing Council fifth meet on June 15; All CMs, Governors to attend

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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the meeting and will discuss various issues concerning water management, agriculture, and security, official sources told.

Earlier to this, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who had a bitter spat with PM Modi, last week announced that she will not attend the Niti Aayog meeting. Mamata Banerjee in a written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Given that the NITI Aaayog has no financial powers and the power to support state plans it is fruitless for me to attend the meeting (June 15)”.

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.

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