Opposition pushes plan for conclave on Kashmir, all-party meeting likely soon

Kashmir Conclave: Sharad Yadav meets Manmohan Shah; Omar Abdullah reaches out to CPI.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 11, 2017 8:15 am
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A series of meetings between Opposition leaders to plan a conclave on Kashmir, as also to look for a political solution, has picked up pace in Delhi. On Wednesday, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the second time in recent days to discuss the proposed conclave. A date for the conclave is likely to be decided after a meeting between Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

In the half-hour meeting, Yadav is learnt to have asked Singh about work being done by the policy-planning group of the Congress on Jammu and Kashmir — the former PM heads the group. In the evening, BJP’s Yashwant Sinha visited Yadav’s residence for the third time to chalk out plans.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference MP from Srinagar, Farooq Abdullah, met CPI national secretary D Raja today and called for a “political solution” to Kashmir. Abdullah had had discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on the issue on Tuesday.

Post-meeting, Yechury said, “The government’s Kashmir policy has been a total failure…. The Modi government should immediately begin a political dialogue with all sections of political opinion in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.”

Sharad Yadav had also held discussions with Yechury and Raja in the last two days.

Sources said that once the Congress president gets well — Sonia was admitted in hospital for food poisoning — Manmohan Singh, who has already discussed the issue with party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and J&K Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, will meet her and apprise her of the discussions held among Opposition leaders so far on Kashmir.

Sources in the Opposition said a meeting of all parties could be convened in the coming days to formulate a common position on the Kashmir issue.

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    indian man
    May 11, 2017 at 11:13 am
    MMS ingh, was silent when he was Minister. After removed start talking.
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      Vikram
      May 11, 2017 at 11:09 am
      Looks like handlers are paying the anti nationals to Keep up the anti India agenda
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        Subbu.I
        May 11, 2017 at 8:36 am
        I AGRRE WITH OPPOSITION LEADERS A COMPREHENSIVE DIALOGUE MUST BE CARRIED OUT BY ALL PARTYS CONCRERNED. PRESENT DISPENSATION IS BENT UPON BREAKING KASHMIR AWAYFROM UNION WITH ALL THERE CONTINUES B RES. KASHMIR BELONGS TO INDIA. AND WE MUST NOT ALLOW ONE MEN EGO TO SPOIL ALL BUILT IN LAST 70 YRARS. RSS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO INTEFERE IN N THE NEGOTIATIONS AT ANY STAGE FOR FRUITFUL RESULT
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          Hedonist
          May 11, 2017 at 8:36 am
          Unelected nepotists of Rajya Sabha like Sharad Yadav and Manmohan Singh cannot decide on Kashmir Islamic issue.
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            Andy L
            May 11, 2017 at 10:03 am
            Very true
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              Aadis
              May 11, 2017 at 11:09 am
              Hedonist, During Educated family born Manmohan Singh's rule, Kashmir was peaceful. but unrest came to Kashmir during the chai walas criminal Rule.
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              l s
              May 11, 2017 at 7:54 am
              Throw out these ex-leaders, past their retirement age. Now this is the kind of pressure they are putting on the govt. Do not allow them to go to the valley, for they will create more tension and problems. Govt should show them the gate to their houses.
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                George Cruz
                May 11, 2017 at 7:26 am
                The NC leader Farooq Abdullah thinks that the J&K is his ancestral property the root cause of terror/kil in the Kashmir Valley. The ultimate solution is to nullify the article 370 and let the Indian citizens settle in the Kashmir Valley. Abdullah's are and have supporting/financing the Kashmir separatist Islamic Jihadists as well as the terror groups like LeT with the ultimate aim to establish another Islamic Caliphate but they call it 'Kashmiriyat', 'wishes of Kashmiri people', 'peace dialogue',,...blah..blah...blah...which the Indian citizens would never accept because the J&K is and has been an integral part of India since the 1947. The useless opposition parties like the congress, the communists, the TMC, the JD(U), etc are supporting the Kashmir separatist Sunni Muslims for vote bank but at the risk of India's integrity/security. These Muslims understand only the force and governor's rule with strong military moving in and terminating these terrorists.
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                  Andy L
                  May 11, 2017 at 10:05 am
                  Right on my friend
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