Punjab farmers' to meet Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal on November 13

Notably, owing to the farmers' protest, Train services to Punjab have been suspended since October 3

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Punjab farmers, who are agitated and protesting against the Centre's contentiously enforced Farm Laws, will meet Rajnath Singh and Piyush Goyal on November 13 to end the ongoing row over the resumption of Railway services across the state. 

Reportedly, the meeting has been called by the BJP leader Harjeet Singh Grewal, according to the report of The Print. It is being expected that a meeting will be held between a delegation of the protesting farmers and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal. 

"All issues related to the farmers will be discussed and I am hopeful of a positive solution to the problem," Grewal was quoted as saying by the media house.

Earlier on October 14, the farmers' delegation had held a meeting with Union Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal but could not come up with a solution as the farmers wanted to meet the Agriculture minister regarding the central laws. 

However, on the flip side, Dr. Darshan Pal, convenor of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee has said that the framers' have not received any formal invitation for the meeting called by the Centre on November 13. 

"We have only been sent some feelers. Once we have the agenda before us, we will hold an emergent meeting of the various unions and decide on our next course of action," he said, adding that all train tracks have now cleared of protesters.

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Notably, owing to the farmers' protest, Train services to Punjab have been suspended since October 3 as they launched 'rail roko' agitation for an indefinite time. 

 But on October 23, most of the farmer organizations mutually decided to end their agitation and decided to allow only goods trains to pass as the state is witnessing an acute shortage of coal and fertilizers supply. 

The Railways did not resume neither freight train services nor passenger train services to Punjab, and the state govt to assure that the tracks are clear and uninterrupted keeping in mind the security to railway property. 

Despite several assurances by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to the railway minister and complete clearance of all train tracks last week, the Railways has refused to restore the services.