Farooq Abdullah Calls All Party Meet To Discuss J&K Situation

Says All Parties, Except BJP Invited To Attend Meet Today At His Gupkar Residence

By Majid Nabi

Srinagar- National Conference (NC) president and former chief minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah has convened an all party meeting at his Gupkar residence on Saturday to review and discuss the current state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir.

However, Dr Farooq said the invitation was extended to all mainstream political parties in J&K except Bharatiya Janata Party. He said the meeting was called to discuss the events unfolded in the Union Territory over the past couple of months.

He said the issues confronting Jammu and Kashmir including property tax, demolition drive etc will be discussed thoroughly during the meeting and that any resolution passed in this direction would be made public in the proper way at a subsequent news conference later.

“This all party meeting was decided to be convened much before I left for the holy pilgrimage last week. Meeting will be held tomorrow and the issues confronting J&K at the moment will be discussed thoroughly. Any resolution passed in this regard will be made public through a news conference later,” said the NC leader.

The statement by Farooq Abdullah comes a day after he returned from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah.

He said the issues like awarding contracts to ‘blacklisted’ companies like Aptech will also be argued during the meeting.

When asked whether BJP has also been invited to attend the meeting and how many other political parties are expected to attend APM, he said “No, BJP has not been invited.We have invited all political parties to attend the meeting.  I don’t know who will join us, as it’s purely their desecration to accept or reject the invitation, rest, whoever Allah guides will attend the meeting,”

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