Srinagar SEPT 16(PTK)The High level Congress policy & Planning Group headed by Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh arrived here today as scheduled and held series of interactions with cross sections of the Society apart from attending the meeting of the extended Executive of the Party.
Dr. Manmohan Singh is accompanied by leader of Opposition Shri. Ghulam Nabi Azad and AICC General Secretary a Ambika Soni besides the nominees of the Party in the group from Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh.
The group straightway reached Hari Niwas Palace the venue of the meeting of the Executive of the Party which comprised of Senior PCC Functionaries, Former Ministers, Present and Former Legislators and other Senior Members of the Party in Kashmir region.
The PCC President Shri. G.A. Mir formally welcomed the Chairman and Members of the Group and thanked the Party High Command for constituting the High Level Group headed by Dr. Manmohan Singh Former Prime Minister and a visionary leader to take stock of the Situation and update the policy and approach to Jammu and Kashmir Situation by taking on board the views and aspirations and opinion of people of the Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions.
In one and half hour meeting various senior leaders and legislators of the Party apprised the Visiting Leaders about the ground situation and the current affairs in the State especially in the Kashmir valley. They apprised the group about the failures of the Centre and State Govt as a result the situation was at its worst during the present regime and the overall security situation and the political atmosphere was vitiated.
The mainstream forces are also feeling marginalized and suffocated due to the Policies and rhetorics of the BJP Govt at the Centre and the total failure of the opportunist alliance of PDP BJP in the State.
Later a number of delegations from cross section of Society met the Congress Policy Planning group an briefed them about the current situation and affairs of the State and the aspirations and hardships of different sections of the Society . The process of interaction with different delegations would continue till late evening today as well as tomorrow till afternoon also.
The delegations which are listed for meeting included Main stream opposition parties, NC, CPIM, PDF, DPN, CPI, Kashmir Civil Society, (KCS) South Kashmir Civil Society, Delegations from Anantnag, Kulgam, Srinagar, Budgam, STs, OBCs, Shia Association, Hussianee People’s Council, Flood Victims, Youth Forum, , KPS non migrants, Womens Delegation, Saffron Growers, Hotel House Boat, KHROFF, Tour and Travels, Adventure Tourism, Panchayat Delegation.(PTK)