Manmohan Singh to lead policy planning group of Congress in Jammu on Sunday


Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will lead a policy planning group of the Congress party in Jammu on Sunday. Dr Singh is scheduled to be in the valley on a two-day visit to study the ground security situation in the state.

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He will be joined by former Union ministers P Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ambika Soni. Party MLAs and MLCs too will join the former prime minister, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief spokesperson, Ravinder Sharma was quoted by PTI.

Sharma added that senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Karan Singh was also expected to be the part of the delegation which would meet representatives of various opposition parties, including the National Conference, the CPI(M) and the Akali Dal.

The group was set by the Congress in April after the situation worsened in the valley due to widespread violence by protesters following the death of eight persons in firing by the security forces during bypolls to the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency.

The panel would visit Kashmir Valley on September 16 and 17 and Ladakh region on a later date.

The group, who also included several state leaders, will meet 25 delegations during their two-day stay in the winter capital.

They are also expected to meet the delegations of farmers, gujjars, paharis, schedule caste and schedule tribe, the spokesperson said.