New Delhi: With PM Modi on Thursday, an all-party meeting with 14 leaders of eight political parties of Jammu and Kashmir lasted for about three and a half hours. Emphasizing on the restoration of the democratic process in Jammu and Kashmir, PM Modi told the leaders that assembly elections will be held in the erstwhile state as soon as the delimitation work is over. For Jammu and Kashmir, which has gone through a period of terrorism and instability for a long time, the Prime Minister also said that he wants to erase the ‘distance of hearts’ along with the ‘distance of Delhi’ from this erstwhile state.
Omar Abdullah opposes the delimitation
National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah said after the meeting that it would have been better if it was called before 5 August 2019. Because the decisions that were taken were not taken by the representatives of the elected representatives. We are not with the August 5 verdict but will not take law against it. The Constitution will keep its word from the nation to the court. Talked in a good atmosphere. The PM listened intently. We said that the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir should be restored. Everyone opposed the action of delimitation by separating Jammu and Kashmir. The Home Minister assured that the status of the state and the entire state cadre should be reinstated. A meeting will neither reduce the distance from the heart nor will the distance from Delhi be
Mehbooba Mufti raised the issue of talks with Pakistan
After the meeting, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti told reporters that the meeting went well and she appreciated the Prime Minister for starting informal talks with Pakistan. of. Due to which a ceasefire agreement was reached on the Line of Control (LoC) and the level of infiltration came down. He said, ‘I have requested the Prime Minister that if need be, we can once again talk to Pakistan to take the peace process forward.’ On abrogation of Article 370, Mehbooba said her party would continue to fight for its restoration.
he said, "After all, special status has not been given to us by Pakistan. It was given to us by late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar (Vallabhbhai) Patel. We will continue to fight for restoration of special status through legal and constitutional means."
Ghulam Nabi Azad said- Jammu and Kashmir should get full statehood
In a conversation with ABP News, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that full statehood should be given and elections should be held under this. Ho. Arrangements should be made to bring back Kashmiri Pandits. They should be guaranteed employment. In Assam and North East, you people first announced that delimitation would be gathered in them, but later stopped the North East before the elections of Assam, then can you do it here too, the Home Minister said that any state in those states ( Lok Sabha seats) did not increase or decrease. But here after the division of two states, seven seats have increased because Ladakh had four, then they will also come in this and three more have increased, earlier it was 87, now doing 90, then total seven seats have to be increased in the parliament by delimitation. Will increase it. That’s why it is important to do this before the election.
"Partnership necessary for development in Jammu and Kashmir"
Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that in the meeting, PM said that there should be partnership for development to reach everywhere in Jammu and Kashmir. The process of delimitation for the assembly elections will have to be completed expeditiously so that the political representation received in every constituency can be received in the assembly. Union Minister Jitendra Singh This was a positive effort. The PM listened to everyone with full seriousness. PM added on two things in the meeting. Work will have to be done to take democracy to the grassroots and another to reach development to all. Today’s meeting is an important step to strengthen democracy.