The stir over Jammu and Kashmir intensified, 14 leaders including Farooq, Mehbooba and Azad were invited
Amidst the speculation about the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the stir regarding the Union Territory has intensified. 14 leaders have been invited to meet the Prime Minister, including four former Chief Ministers of the state. Officials said that these leaders have been called to Delhi on June 24. For the first time after the abrogation of Article 370, all the leaders have been asked to bring the Corona investigation report with them.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has contacted these leaders to discuss further plans regarding Jammu and Kashmir and invited them to meet at the PM’s residence. The leaders who have been called include four former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti.
Former Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader Tara Chand, People’s Conference leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig and BJP leaders Nirmal Singh and Kavinder Gupta have also been called from Jammu and Kashmir. Apart from these, CBI (M) leader Mohammad Yusuf Taragami, J&K Apni Party chief Altaf Bukhari, People’s Conference’s Sajjad Lone, Panthers Party leader Bhim Singh have also been invited.
Such a meeting is being held for the first time after the abrogation of the special status of the state by nullifying Article 370 and bifurcating it into two union territories. It is being told that Union Home Minister Amit Shah and some other central leaders may also be present in the meeting. There is speculation that the central government is preparing to hold assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.