India, July 16 -- Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder on Monday called on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Parliament House for the first time during the latter's second term.

The Chief Minister took the opportunity to discuss the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev. "The Prime Minister confirmed his participation in the mega event and assured of all possible help to make the programme a grand success, befitting the historic occasion," said the Chief Minister.

Capt Amarinder said that the legacy issue of Rs 31,000 crore food debt also came up for discussion and the Prime Minister said that he was seized of the matter.

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