Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi. Pawar said he first congratulated Shah on becoming the country’s first Co-operation Minister. The former Union Minister took to Twitter and said they discussed the current sugar scenario of the country and problems occurring due to excessive sugar production.
“Had a brief meeting with Union Co-operation Minister Shri Amit Shah in New Delhi today along with Shri Jaiprakash Dandegaonkar, President of NFCSF (National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories Ltd) & Prakash Naiknavre to discuss issues faced by the sugar co-operative sector,” Pawar tweeted.
“Firstly, I congratulated Shri Amit Shah on being appointed as the first Co-operation Minister of India. During the meeting, We discussed the current sugar scenario of the country and problems occurring due to excessive sugar production,” he added.
The NCP chief said two most emergent and severe issues–Sugar Minimum Selling Price (MSP) and permissions to set up Ethanol manufacturing units within the premises of sugar mills–were brought to Shah’s notice. “We hope that these issues would be favourably considered and resolved at the earliest by Hon’ble Co-operation Minister,” Pawar added.
This comes two weeks after Sharad Pawar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
“Rajya Sabha MP Shri Sharad Pawar met PM Narendra Modi,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted, along with a photo of the two leaders.
Pawar had said that they had a discussion on various issues of national interest.
“Met the Hon. Prime Minister of our country Shri Narendra Modi. Had a discussion on various issues of national interest,” he tweeted.