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PAGD will meet on Tuesday to discuss the invitation for the June 24 meeting with Prime Minister Modi | India News


SRINAGAR: The People’s Alliance for the Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) will meet here on Tuesday to discuss the Center’s invitation to the main political parties of Jammu and Kashmir for an all-party meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi el June 24, a leader of the group said.
The PAGD is a six-party alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, including the NC and the PDP, formed following the Center’s decision in August 2019 to repeal Section 370 and split J&K into two union territories.
“The alliance meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 11 am,” a PAGD leader told PTI.
He said the meeting will take place at the Gupkar residence of the president of the National Conference (NC), Farooq Abdullah, who is also the president of the alliance.
The leader said the alliance members would discuss the Center’s invitation to the main political parties in Jammu and Kashmir for talks.
PAGD spokesperson and CPM senior leader MY Tarigami confirmed that the alliance meeting is scheduled for Tuesday to discuss the invitation.
“The discussion process is underway and we are meeting on Tuesday to finalize (the decision on the invitation). We will announce our decision later,” he said.
Invitations have been sent to 14 political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, including four former CMs for a high-level meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on June 24, which is expected to set the roadmap for the celebration. of elections to the assembly in the UTAH.
The Prime Minister’s meeting with the Jammu and Kashmir political parties is part of the Center’s efforts to advance political processes, including holding elections to assemblies, on the Union territory.
When asked if the PAGD member parties left the decision to participate in the prime minister’s meeting to the alliance, the PAGD leader quoted above said that the constituents were part of the “larger alliance” and will discuss the issue together.
“Look, the invitations have been sent to individual leaders and not to the alliance and not even to the parties to send their representatives … But, since we are together as constituents of the larger alliance, we will discuss the issue together as well. “, He said.
He added that a united approach will be “good for the health of our society and our politics.”
“There would be a common ground in our approach in this way. That is what is required,” he said.
An NC leader said the parties left the decision on participation in the PM meeting to the alliance.
“Look, this is not just about a meeting with the prime minister. There has to be a discussion about the position to take, the way forward and other things like that. While the intra-party consultative process will continue, the PAGD will meet and discuss the issue collectively, “he said.

Times of India