Rahul, Azad review J&K situation with visiting state leaders

The meeting, also attended by Ambika Soni, General Secretary in-charge Jammu and Kashmir affairs, assumes significance as it takes place ahead of the announcement of elections to Lok Sabha. Elections to Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly are also due but the Election Commission’s decision on the time-line is not immediately known even as the poll panel wound up its two-day visit to the state Tuesday evening.

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New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi and veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, reviewed post-Pulwama situation in Jammu and Kashmir in a meeting with visiting senior leaders from the state.

The meeting, also attended by Ambika Soni, General Secretary in-charge Jammu and Kashmir affairs, assumes significance as it takes place ahead of the announcement of elections to Lok Sabha. Elections to Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly are also due but the Election Commission’s decision on the time-line is not immediately known even as the poll panel wound up its two-day visit to the state Tuesday evening.

According to a Congress spokesman, Rahul together with Azad and Soni, obtained feedback from the visiting Jammu and Kashmir leaders.

Gandhi took stock of entire scenario all along the International Border and the Line of Control and security scenario in the State. Many important issues were also discussed in the meeting. The party leaders also had detailed discussion over the ways and means to be adopted to strengthen the party at grass root level in the State.

The senior AICC leaders asked the PCC functionaries to reach out to the masses and especially to the border dwellers and render helping hand to them. Expressing party resolve to fully support the Indian Government at this hour, the Congress leaders said the country was one on the issue and asked the cadre to gear up their activities and remain vigilant from the designs of divisive forces.

Prominent among those who attended the meeting included JKPCC president GA Mir, CWC Member Tariq Hamid Kara, former PCC chief Prof Saifuddin Soz, Peerzada Mohd Sayeed (Ex-PCC chief), ex-Dy CM Tara Chand, PCC vice presidents Raman Bhalla, G. M Saroori, former Ministers Tara Chand, Ragzin Jora, Sham Lal Sharma, Abdul Rashid Dar, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Asgar Ali Karbalai, Vikar Rasool, Ghulam Nabi Monga, Shabir Ahmed Khan, Manjit Singh and others.

Later the JKPCC delegation also met Ghulam Nabi Azad LOP in Rajya Sahab at his residence, briefing him about the current, socio, political scenario in the State. They have also discussed with Azad on organizational affairs and activities in all the three regions of the State

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