Omar meets PC over BJP’s yatra to Srinagar

Ahead of the BJP’s plan to hoist the Tricolour at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk on January 26, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram here on Wednesday.

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2011, 10:53 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Ahead of the BJP’s plan to hoist the Tricolour at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk on January 26, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram here on Wednesday.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national president Anurag Thakur is leading the Rashtriya Ekta Yatra — flagged off on January 12 at Kolkata and scheduled to reach Srinagar on January 26. The yatra will cover 3,037 km and enter the State on the afternoon of January 24 at Pathankot.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Omar told reporters the yatra came up in his discussions with Chidambaram.

“I have conveyed to the Home Minister our assessment vis-à-vis the yatra”, Omar said, adding that the Home Ministry has already done its own home work on the issue.

“I am not going to get into any specifics on what we will do,” he said.

He added that apart from the yatra, the suggestions given by the interlocutors and issues regarding modernisation of J&K police are also came up during the talks.

Omar had been urging the BJP to not carry out its plan to hoist the Tricolour in Lal Chowk owing to the fragile situation in the valley.

Separatists are up in arms against the BJP’s plan with JKLF chairman Yasin Malik even called for a march to Lal Chowk on January 26 to foil the BJP’s plan.

Meanwhile, Rashtriya Ekta Yatra reached Agra on Tuesday.