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Non-BJP Parties Meet In J&K; Decide To Meet EC In For Early Election, Press For Statehood

Non-BJP Parties Meet In J&K; Decide To Meet EC In For Early Election, Press For Statehood

Reducing Jammu & Kashmir from a full fledged state to a Union Territory is a tragedy for the nation, Abdullah told reporters after the meeting.

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah PTI

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Thursday chaired a meeting with leaders of more than a dozen parties which culminated with the decision to meet the Election Commission in Delhi for an early assembly election in Jammu & Kashmir and restoration of its statehood.

The meeting was held at Abdullah's residence here. 

Reducing Jammu & Kashmir from a full fledged state to a Union Territory is a tragedy for the nation, Abdullah told reporters after the meeting.

Congress president Vikar Rasool Wani, CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami, PDP leader Amrik Singh Reen, National Panthers Party leader Harsh Dev Singh, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and district development council member T S Tony were among the leaders present in the meet.

-With PTI Input

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