Farmers loan waiver: Congress leaders to meet Narendra Modi

New Delhi: A delegation of senior Congress leaders will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to demand relief for debt-ridden farmers and also will express their apprehension at not being allowed to speak in parliament.

According to reports, the delegation will submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister.

A total of 16 Congress leaders, including Mallikarjun Kharge, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Ghulam Nabi Azad would be calling on the Prime Minister at 10.30 a.m.

Following this, opposition leaders would call on President Pranab Mukherjee at 12.30 p.m.

These meetings come even as the ruckus continues in parliament over several issues, including demonetisation and corruption.

On Thursday, Azad said, “It is for the first time in history of India that the ruling party is not letting the House to function,” he said.

Azad gave a notice in the Rajya Sabha on the “hardships faced by farmers due to demonetisation”.

“I have given notice so that the debt of the farmers is forgiven. The BJP is not in the support of the farmers,” he said.

Both Houses of Parliament had to be adjourned for the day eventually.