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Modi Holds High-Level Meet on Economic Slowdown With Shah, Jaitley

The agenda of the meeting is reportedly to discuss the country’s economic slowdown.

Updated05 Oct 2017, 11:43 AM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a high-level meeting with BJP president Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

This meeting comes a day after the PM accepted that the growth rate declined in the April-June quarter and after Jaitley pushed the states to cut down VAT to help bring petrol and diesel prices under control.

Shah was in Kerala for the Jan Raksha Yatra which he flagged off in Kannur to protest against the alleged murders of BJP workers by the CPI(M), but he left the yatra midway after being summoned by the Modi.

The agenda for the meeting is economic slowdown, CNN-News18 reported.

11:29 AM, 05 Oct

Amit Shah Misses Yatra

President Amit Shah on Thursday did not participate in the party march in the home town of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as he had to attend a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan said Shah would be unable to attend the phase of the 'Janaraksha Yatra' (People's Protection March) that would pass from Mambaram to Thalassery, crossing Pinaryi town in Kannur district.

Hundreds of party workers, led by the state unit chief, are participating in the march that entered the third day today.

Shah had launched the high profile 15-day yatra from Payyannur in Kannur on October 3 against the alleged "red and jihadi terrorism" under the CPI(M)-led LDF rule in Kerala.

on Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, had led the yatra and accused the left party of promoting "jihadi terrorism."

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Published: 05 Oct 2017, 11:09 AM IST

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