Manmohan Singh to meet Congress committee on J&K ahead of PM Modi’s multi-party meeting

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Manmohan Singh to meet Congress committee on J&K ahead of PM Modi’s multi-party meeting

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will chair a meeting of the Congress Committee on Jammu and Kashmir Affairs virtually today. The meeting will be attended by top Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Karan Singh, P Chidambaram and Party Jammu and Kashmir Unit Leader Ghulam Ahmad Mir.

The meeting is expected to discuss the position of the Congress on various issues concerning the Jammu and Kashmir issue.

The meeting is significant as it comes ahead of a multi-party meeting of political parties in the Union Territory 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 assembly elections, in Jammu and Kashmir.

National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah confirmed that his party had received an official invitation to the meeting, while People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti also said that she had received a call regarding Prime Minister Modi’s meeting and was awaiting an official invitation. .

Invitations were sent on Saturday to 14 political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, including four former chief ministers, to attend 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Minister’s first interaction with all political parties in Jammu and Kashmir since August 5, 2019, when the Center repealed the special status of the state and divided it into union territories. . The former state has been under the control of the Center since November 2018.

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