Manmohan led Cong group to arrive on Saturday

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led policy planning group of the Congress will arrive in Srinagar on a two-day visit to study the ground situation in Kashmir.
Manmohan led Cong group to arrive on Saturday
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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led policy planning group of the Congress will arrive in Srinagar on a two-day visit to study the ground situation in Kashmir.

The group  includes former union ministers P Chidambaram, GhulamNabi Azad and AmbikaSoni. They will meet senior party leaders, including MLAs and MLCs, soon after reaching Kashmir on Saturday, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress committee (JKPCC) vice president G M Monga said.

Monga said senior Congress leader and RajyaSabha member Karan Singh is also expected to be the part of the delegation which would meet representatives of various opposition parties, including the National Conference, the CPI(M) and others.

"The invitation is open and anybody can meet them," Monga said. "They want to know the ground reality." 

Besides, political parties the group will also meet civil society groups, youth leaders, traders, hoteliers, businessmen, local Kashmiri Pandits, minority groups, saffron and fruit growers and students.

The group was set up by the Congress in April after the situation worsened in the valley due to widespread violence by protesters following the death of eight persons in firing by the troopers during by polls of the Srinagar LokSabha constituency. 

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