PM to meet all-party delegation from Kashmir

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will discuss the current situation in the Valley.

New Delhi: The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will meet an all-party delegation from Jammu and Kashmir led by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to discuss the current situation in the Valley.

The meeting will he held at the Prime Minister`s official 7-Race Course residence at 6 pm on Tuesday.

During the meeting, Dr. Singh is expected to seek the views of political parties on ways to restore peace in the valley.

Besides Dr Singh, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon are likely to attend the meeting.

Union Minister Farooq Abdullah, Ali Mohammed Sagar and Abdul Rahim Rather will represent the National Conference while Saif-ud-din Soz will be leading the Congress delegation.

However, the People`s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected an invitation to attend the meeting.

Earlier last month, the PDP refused to attend a meeting convened by Omar Abdullah, saying she would only attend a meeting called by the Prime Minister.

This time, she said this meeting was taking place at Abdullah`s initiative and she saw no point in attending this discussion. (ANI)

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