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Piyush Goyal faces protests by railway employees in Lucknow over pension

After his address, many gheraoed Goyal and raised slogans against him, saying the minister's speech was not satisfactory

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Piyush Goyal
Piyush Goyal

faced protests by railway employees here on Friday over issues of restoring the old pension scheme and regularisation of the service of the apprentices.

The railway minister was here to attend the 70th annual general meeting of the Northern Railway Men's Union.

In his address, Goyal said the government was sensitively considering various demands of the railway employees, like the problems faced in the implementation of the Pension Scheme (NPS) and regularisation of the apprentices.

After his address, many gheraoed Goyal and raised slogans against him, saying the minister's speech was not satisfactory.

Amidst chaos, the security personnel escorted him to his vehicle, after which he left for Delhi.

First Published: Fri, November 16 2018. 19:30 IST
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