Manmohan Singh to meet with Congress committee on J&K ahead of PM Modi’s multi-party meeting
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will virtually chair a meeting of the Congressional committee on Jammu and Kashmir affairs today. The meeting will bring together top Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Karan Singh, P Chidambaram and the leader of the Jammu and Kashmir party unit, Ghulam Ahmad Mir.
The meeting is expected to discuss the position of Congress on various issues regarding the Jammu and Kashmir issue.
The meeting is gaining in importance because it takes place before a multi-party meeting of political parties in the territory of the Union convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24.
The meeting is part of the Centre’s initiatives to strengthen political processes, including the holding of elections to the Assembly, in Jammu and Kashmir.
National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah confirmed his party had received a formal invitation for the meeting while People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti also said she had received a call regarding Prime Minister Modi’s meeting and that she was awaiting a formal invitation. .
Invitations were sent on Saturday to 14 political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, including four former chief ministers, to participate in a high-level meeting.
This will be the Prime Minister’s first interaction with all political parties in Jammu and Kashmir since August 5, 2019, when the Center abrogated the state’s special status and divided it into Union Territories. The former state has been under the supervision of the Center since November 2018.
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