‘PDP’s decision only after PAGD meet’
Srinagar, June 20: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday authorised its president Mehbooba Mufti to take a final call on attending the all-party meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24 June at New Delhi.
The party has also decided that it will put forth a final point of view only after consultations with other members of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Tuesday.
The decision was taken after PDP held a virtual meeting.
Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of PDP on Sunday authorised the party president Mehbooba Mufti to decide on attending the all-party meeting in New Delhi this week.
PDP chief spokesman Suhail Bukhari said, “After a threadbare discussion, all the PAC members have mandated party chief Mehbooba Mufti to take a final call on participation in the all-party meet on June 24 with the Prime Minister”.
"The PAGD has also called a meeting on Tuesday in which the participation in the all-party meeting will be decided," Bukhari said while speaking to media persons.
Sources privy to the meetings said that Mehbooba Mufti would take the final decision after the PAGD deliberations scheduled for June 22.
It may be mentioned that the Government of India has invited all regional political parties from Jammu and Kashmir for a meeting on June 24 in New Delhi. The meeting is going to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence in which restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir is likely to be the main agenda.
As many as 14 leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, including four former chief ministers - Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah of the National Conference, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti are among the invitees.