J&K Congress decides not to meet Rajnath; says PDP-BJP govt interested in ‘meetings only’

Srinagar: Congress on Saturday decided not to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on a two-day state visit to review the law and order situation,  saying the PDP-BJP coalition government seems to be "interested in meetings only" and not in any people-friendly steps.

 Home Minister Rajnath Singh. AFP

Home Minister Rajnath Singh. AFP

"We had a long meeting on July 21 with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti where even BJP ministers and leaders were present. Its been two days since then and we are yet to see even a single people-friendly step being taken," Pradesh Congress President G A Mir said.

He said it seems that the state and Central government is "only interested in meetings and not to translate the decisions taken into action.

"Ironically, neither the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) nor the Home Minister himself has condemned the brutal use of force on civilians. They have only held meetings," he said.

The Congress leader said whatever his party had to say has been conveyed to the state chief Minister on 21 July during the All Party Meeting. "It's upto her what she wants to convey to the visiting Home Minister," he said.

In the meantime, main opposition National Conference will be leading a six-member strong delegation headed by its working President Omar Abdullah to meet Singh on Sunday.

The delegation will be submitting a memorandum highlighting continued failure of the state government besides projecting the problems faced by the people of the state for last fortnight.

Updated Date: Jul 23, 2016 20:42 PM

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