Srinagar: The leaders of the Gupkar alliance will meet again today to discuss the all-party meeting led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) is an alliance of six mainstream parties, demanding restoration of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. This will be the first meeting of the alliance under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi after the all-party meeting held in New Delhi on June 24.
Alliance spokesperson MY Tarigami said on Monday, “The PAGD will meet tomorrow.” The meeting will discuss the all-party meeting with the Prime Minister and the way forward for the alliance.
State Congress had talked about reducing the distance between Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi
After attending the meeting of PM Modi, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee President Ghulam Ahmed Mir also gave the details of the conversation by meeting senior Congress leaders of the state on Saturday.
Ghulam Ahmed had said that the most positive aspect of the meeting with the Prime Minister was that the distance between Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir has reduced for the first time after the abrogation of Article 370 from the state. He had said that if Jammu and Kashmir gets statehood after the completion of the delimitation and elections are held after that, then people will participate in these elections in maximum numbers.
Mehbooba Mufti herself has announced not to contest elections
At the same time, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti had said that she herself will not contest any elections until the special status of Jammu and Kashmir is restored. Mehbooba had said that, ‘I have clarified many times that I will not contest any election under the Union Territory, but at the same time my party is also aware of the fact that we will not allow anyone to take political place. We contested the Zilla Vikas Parishad elections last year. “Similarly, if the assembly elections are announced, the party will sit and discuss,” the PDP president said.
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