No consensus on PM group rpt on J-K autonomy: BJP, CPM
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 24, 2009, 18:29
  
Jammu: The recommendation for granting more autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir by a Prime Minister's group today came under fire from political parties which said no consensus was evolved on the report.

CPI-M state Secretary Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami expressed ignorance about the submission of the report. "It's news to me that we have arrived at a consensus when we never met in the last two years".

Justice (retd) Sagir Ahmed submitted his report to state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah last evening recommending that the Centre could examine granting more autonomy to the state in accordance with National Conference proposal for the same.

While pointing out that he was not against granting of more autonomy to the state, Tarigami said there should have been a meeting before coming to a conclusion.

In New Delhi, BJP dubbed the report of the Working Group as a "farce" and said the document had been prepared without consulting the members of the working group.

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who is also a member of the group, said he will write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing his reservations about the report.

The last meeting of this Group was held in September 2007. No meeting has been held since, Jaitley added.

The group was set up in May 2006 for strengthening relations between the state and the Centre.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, December 24, 2009, 18:29


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