Congress Forms ‘Policy-planning’ Group On JK


Srinagar: All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Wednesday constituted a policy-planning group for Jammu and Kashmir under the chairmanship of former Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh.

Reliable sources said that the group was constituted by AICC president, Sonia Gandhi.

“The constitution of a group comprising of nine leaders including former Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh is aimed at holding dialogue with all stakeholders and help for peace building in the state.

The sources said that the group was formed following the continuation of fragile political and security situation in the Valley.

Besides Manmohan Singh, the other eight members in the group are senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Dr Karan Singh, former Home & Finance Minister, P Chidambaram, leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, General Secretary of AICC, Ambika Soni, JKPCC Chief, Ghulam Ahmad Mir, senior Congress leader, Nawang Rigzin Jora, Congress leader and former MP, Tariq Hameed Karra, and senior Jammu Congress leader, Shyam Lal Sharma.

The group, according to the sources, was constituted after the newly inducted leader Tariq Hameed Karra urged the party high command to take concrete steps regarding the resolution of Kashmir issue. (KNS)


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