Lesslie Viguerie, Minister Counselor for Political Affairs in the United States Embassy in New Delhi, accompanied by. A. Sukesh, Senior Political Advisor on Thursday called on provincial president J&K National Conference Devender Singh Rana at his residence here today and discussed matters of mutual and bilateral interest.
During their interaction, Rana dwelt upon a volley of subjects including the great role played by National Conference in strengthening democracy in Jammu and Kashmir, revolutionary land reforms, female literacy and decentralisation of powers, involving people at the grass roots level in decision making and empowering marginalized segments of the society in a bigger way. He particularly made a mention of amity and tranquility ensured by the leader of masses, late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, during the most horrendous days of 1947.
The visiting US envoys and Rana, who is also MLA Nagrota, also discussed the strides made in education, healthcare, tourism and other sectors of economy over the decades.