Opposition team to meet President today

Ram Nath Kovind

Chennai: A delegation of opposition parties will meet President Ram Nath Kovind today, over concerns on the three new agriculture laws enacted by the Centre in September and to seek their repeal, senior leaders said.

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury said that the five-member delegation – Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, a DMK representative, CPI general secretary D Raja and he – will meet the President at 5 pm today on behalf of the opposition parties.

“The five of us will probably meet before we meet the President and finalise our strategy. We have spoken to all opposition leaders and decided our next course of action. The delegation has been limited to five because of the Covid-19 situation although we are trying to see if they allow more leaders to join. In that case we have to rush leaders to Delhi as they are mostly in their respective States,” said Yechury.

CPI general secretary D Raja too confirmed that the delegation will meet the President today.

 

NT Bureau