Art 35-A Row: Mehbooba Meets Rajnath Singh, To Meet PM Today


Srinagar—Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is in New Delhi and met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and will be meeting Prime Minister in the backdrop of political row over a petition in Supreme Court seeking scrapping of Article 35-A.

Mehbooba will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday and other leaders to discuss consequences of striking down of the Article.

“The Chief Minister will meet Prime Minister tomorrow to apprise him of the importance of protection of Article 35-A for the interest of the state and the rest of the country,” said Naeem Akhtar, Government spokesman and Minister for Public Works.

The CM called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh and apprised him of the situation in the Valley and the row over the Article 35-A.

Mehbooba is also likely to meet leaders of other political parties, including Congress President Sonia Gandhi over the issue of Article 35-A.

Earlier before leaving for New Delhi, the CM called on Governor N N Vohra at raj Bhavan.

Mehbooba briefed him about her party’s views and the discussions which she has had with leaders of various political parties regarding threat to Article 35 A of the Constitution of India.

She had a meeting with Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Wednesday evening at her Gupkar residence when the latter called on her.

“The two leaders discussed the issue of Article 35 A and its dangerous fallout in the state as well as in the country,” sources said.

The CM met NC president Dr Farooq Abdullah, PCC chief G A Mir, independent leaders My Tarigami, Hakeem Yaseen and Ghulam Hassan Mir.

Opposition political parties have suggested to Mehbooba to lead an All Party Delegation to the PM over the issue of the article 35 A.


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