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Piyush Goyal gheraoed by angry Indian Railways employees in Lucknow; Union minister leaves venue amid chaos

Lucknow: Union minister Piyush Goyal faced protests by railway employees on Friday over issues of restoring the old pension scheme and regularisation of the service of the apprentices.

A file image of union minister Piyush Goyal. PIB

A file image of union minister Piyush Goyal. PIB

However, Goyal's office denied that any such protest took place.

The railway minister was attending 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 National 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.

"Certain incorrect news reports have appeared regarding Railway Minister's speech at today's event of Northern Railway Men's Union in Lucknow. It is to clarify that there was no attack on Shri Piyush Goyal or his car and nobody was injured," his office tweeted.

Updated Date: Nov 16, 2018 22:35 PM

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