The former Congress president accused the Modi-led government of targeting him to deflect people’s attention from the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Bill in the Northeast.
Tura MP Agatha K Sangma had written a letter to the prime minister on Thursday night demanding that the entire North East be exempted from the purview of the Act.
Kanpur is notorious for contaminating the river with sewage and industrial-chemical waste and PM Modi wants to confront the challenge in Kanpur itself.
Earlier in the day, Gandhi refused to apologise for his remark and alleged that the issue is being raised by the BJP to deflect the attention of the people from protests in the North-East.
Chief Ministers of two other Gangetic states, West Bengal and Jharkhand, may not attend the Saturday meet.
Diplomatic sources said the Japanese government has clearly conveyed to New Delhi that it would not be possible for Abe to travel to Guwahati in view of large scale protests in the northeastern city.
'We request the prime minister and all state governments to declare a national health emergency, enforce existing laws on trash and biomass,' many environmental organisations said.
Confusion is being created over CAB by the Congress and its allies. I appeal the people of northeast not to get influenced by these people, he added.
Rajya Sabha approved the bill, completing the legislative procedure for giving Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Pankaja, who belongs to an OBC community, had caused a flutter earlier this month with a social media post on her 'future journey' in view of the changed political scenario in the state.
The commission's report, tabled in the Gujarat Assembly on Wednesday by BJP leader Jadeja, gave a clean chit to then chief minister Narendra Modi-led state government for the 2002 riots.
The commission report blamed the cops saying they were unable to contain the mob and has recommended inquiry/action against erring police officers.
Sources quoted Modi as telling BJP parliamentarians to bust the 'myths' being spread about the bill and that its passage in Parliament should not be the end of the matter.
The finance ministers of Delhi, Punjab, Puducherry and Madhya Pradesh and representatives of Kerala, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh attended the meeting over the delay in payment of compensation.
Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, who arrives in India late Tuesday night for a four-day visit, will also call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.