Srinagar, Sep 10 (IANS) A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir’s opposition National Conference, led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Sunday and asked him to translate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s words of embracing Kashmiris with love into reality.
Talking to media after the meeting, Abdullah said: “We have discussed various issues including the basic political problem in J&K with the Union Home Minister. We also brought up governance issues with the Home Minister during our meet ing today.
“The words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his Red Fort speech, have touched the hearts of Kashmiris. It is high time these words are translated into reality.”
A statement issued by NC said: “While highlighting the political, historical and the constitutional context of the state’s special status, Omar Abdullah registered the party’s concern and disappointment over the Central government’s ambiguity in defending state’s special status with respect to Article 35A (of the Constitution) in the Supreme Court.”
A delegation of the People’s Democratic Front led by legislator Hakim Yaseen also called on Rajnath Singh
Meanwhile, BJP state General Secretary Ashok Koul told reporters in Jammu that by meeting people from across the political and social spectrum with an open mind, the Home Minister would find solutions to peoples’ problems in the state.
Rajnath Singh is leaving for Jammu on Monday after he addresses the media here in the morning.
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