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In October 2012, the apex court suspended all iron ore mining and transportation in the state following a report submitted by Justice MB Shah Commission, which found that millions of tonnes of iron ore were mined illegally.

Over 90 members took part in the debate which continued till late night. Most members made specific demands related to their constituencies and states.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other senior leaders were present in the meeting, besides the Members of Parliament of both the Houses.

Backing the move to encourage adoption of electric vehicles as a clear mobility medium, he claimed that India can save over Rs 5 lakh crore by reducing petroleum imports per year.

On a day-long visit to his parliamentary constituency to launch BJP's membership drive, Modi was greeted by Shastri's sons Anil and Sunil Shastri, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, BJP Working President JP Nadda and state unit chief Mahendra Nath Pandey at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, BJP working president JP Nadda and Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey received him.

Transport and MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari said the promotion of electric vehicles and allied infrastructure is set to transform the economy and logistics sector. He termed it as one of the biggest steps to curb pollution and move towards sustainable development.

The Wayanad lawmaker, who became the Congress president in 2017, offered to step down from his post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on May 25, taking moral responsibility for the Congress' abysmal performance in the 17th Lok Sabha Elections.

PM also said that those who had started firing guns when Akash Vijayvargiya was released from jail should be sacked from the party.