Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an all-party meeting with the political leaders from Jammu & Kashmir in the national capital today. The meeting will be attended by 14 leaders from various political parties including the members of Gupker alliance – National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party and others.
National conference will be represented by Dr. Farooq Abdullah while Congress has nominated Gulam Navi Azad to take part in the meeting. This is the first such meeting after August 5, 2019 when the Centre decided to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution that gave J&K a special status.
Ahead of the meeting, National Conference Patron Farooq Abdullah had told in Srinagar that they will be able to make clear their position to the Prime Minister and Home Minister Amit Shah. Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti, who is in Delhi, has said that she hopes for a clear resolution to their concerns. She also stated that all issues can be solved through dialogue.
Meanwhile, yesterday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) held virtual discussions with its representatives in Jammu and Kashmir and deputy commissioners regarding the delimitation of the 90 Assembly constituencies in the Union Territory.