People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that she and the entire Gupkar alliance will be attending Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s meet on Thursday.
“Whoever is invited is going. Our agenda is known. We will reiterate our stand of Gupkar alliance. We will play advocates to the aspirations of Jammu and Kashmir,” she said.
“Indian government should start talks with Pakistan also,” added Mehbooba.
The PDP chief had earlier stressed on a collective fight for the restoration of statehood and Article 370 hours after receiving a formal invitation from Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla for an All-Party meeting on June 24 which will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
PDP is likely to stress for statehood to be restored immediately in Jammu & Kashmir as a major confidence-building measure ahead of the assembly polls.
Sources within National Conference had earlier indicated to News18 that former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah would be representing the party at the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. ‘Farooq Sahab could be accompanied by Mehbooba ji or Tarigami. Final decision will be taken within next two days’, a source familiar with the internal talks had indicated.
An All Party meeting on Jammu & Kashmir will be held on Thursday morning in New Delhi chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Several former Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of J&K have been invited for the meeting. The meeting is being seen as an outreach from New Delhi for the beginning of a fresh political process in J&K ever since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5th, 2019.
“J&K is integral part of India and because of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism several people have been killed and Kashmiri Pandits and Sikhs were forced to migrate,” she added.