New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called an all-party meeting today on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. Invitation was sent to 14 leaders including four former Chief Ministers to attend this meeting. Most of them reached Delhi on Wednesday evening. No agenda has been set for this meeting and the leaders of Jammu and Kashmir said that they will attend it with an open mind.
Gupkar alliance spokesperson CPIM leader Yusuf Tarigami said, “We have not been given any agenda. We will attend the meeting to know what the Center is offering.” Tarigami is among the 14 leaders who have been invited to the meeting called by the Prime Minister. Other invited leaders include four former chief ministers – Farooq Abdullah, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.
Which leaders will attend the Prime Minister’s meeting?
- Farooq Abdullah of National Conference
- Omar Abdullah
- Congress’s Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ghulam Ahmed Mir, Tarachand
- PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti
- BJP’s Nirmal Singh, Kavinder Gupta and Ravindra Raina
- People’s Conference’s Muzaffar Baig and Sajjad Lone
- Bhim Singh of Panthers Party
- MY Tarigami of CPIM
- Altaf Bukhari of JK Apni Party
Who is in the meeting on behalf of the government?
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- Home Minister Amit Shah
- Defense Minister Rajnath Singh
- Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha
- NSA Ajit Doval
- PK Mishra, Principal Secretary to PM
- Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla
- other higher officials
What issues can be discussed in the meeting?
At present, the agenda of the meeting convened at the Prime Minister’s residence at 3 o’clock in the day has been kept secret. But it is believed that the government will discuss with the local representatives on delimitation and other issues including the development of Jammu and Kashmir.
With this meeting, the process of delimitation will be considered as the beginning of the state. In a way, this is the beginning of a wide consultation to take forward the democratic process in the state. The delimitation process can be a bit lengthy. The electoral process in Jammu and Kashmir can start only after preparation of a new voter list after delimitation and correction in it.
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