BJP Disowns Delegation

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NEW DELHI:The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday distanced itself from the meeting between Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and a delegation led by its leader Yashwant Sinha, saying the party has nothing to do with it. 

"It is not a BJP delegation. BJP has nothing to do with this," party National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said. 

The Centre has also tried to distance itself from the group with a top Home Ministry official saying the delegation was touring the Kashmir Valley on its own wisdom and the government has nothing to do with it.

The delegation has not informed the Central government about its visit and it has nothing to do with their initiative, the official was quoted as having said. Some media outlets have said that it is a BJP delegation which is absolutely wrong, Sharma said, adding that Sinha too maintained that he took up the enterprise in his personal capacity. 

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