PM to meet JK delegation on Aug 10
New Delhi, Aug 6: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called a meeting of parties from Jammu and Kashmir on next Tuesday to discuss the current situation in the valley and ways to address it.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister is expected to seek views of the political parties of the state on ways to restore peace in Kashmir which has been witnessing a cycle of violence since June.
Home Minister P Chidambaram told the Rajya Sabha that Singh would be receiving the delegation from Jammu and Kashmir as there have been demands in this regard.
PMO sources said that Singh would meet the delegation on August 10. There have been demands from various
sections of Jammu and Kashmir that the Prime Minister should call all parties of the state for deliberations on the situation in the state.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had called an all-party meeting last month but opposition PDP refused to attend.
Its chief Mehbooba Mufti said the meeting should instead be called by the Prime Minister.
PDP NOT PART OF DELEGATION: MEHBOOBA
Meanwhile, opposition PDP in Jammu and Kashmir Friday said it has nothing to do with the proposed meeting of an all party delegation from Jammu and Kashmir with the Prime Minister.
“This is the state government’s initiative. They have sought time from the Prime Minister to meet an all party delegation from the state. We have nothing to do with it as we were not part of the all party meet convened by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah last month”, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti told PTI.
However, she said her party has been asking Prime Minister to take initiative on his own to discuss the problems being faced by the people of the state and how to solve them.
Home Minister P Chidambaram had told the Rajya Sabha that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be receiving an all party delegation from Jammu and Kashmir, possibly next Monday, and that leaders of parties in Parliament would also be called for a meeting.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 6 Aug 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 6 Aug 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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