Srinagar: The crucial All-Party Meeting with Jammu and Kashmir political leaders, being chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi has begun, officials and media reports said.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached his residence just minutes before, where Union Home Minister Amit Shah and J&K mainstream leaders were already present.
The J&K leaders including National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah, former chief minister G N Azad, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti, Peoples Conference (PC) Chairman Sajad Ghani Lone, Jammu Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir, Apni Party president Syed Altaf Bukhari, CPI (M) senior leader Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami, Congress leader Tara Chand, BJP leaders- Ravinder Raina, Kavinder Gupta and Nirmal Singh have reached PM’s residence for the meeting.
Notably, the Centre has invited at least 14 J&K leaders including former chief ministers for an all party meeting. Hectic deliberations took place within the political parties as well as People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), a conglomerate of mainstream political parties comprising of NC, PDP, CPI (M), Jammu Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) and Awami National Conference (ANC) following the invitation from Centre.