Srinagar, Apr 27: Senior Congress leader and former Member of Parliament, Tariq Hameed Karra Thursday held a close door one to one meeting with the All India Congress Committee (AICC) president, Sonia Gandhi and discussed the roadmap and the future strategy of the newly constituted Policy Planning Group for JK.
Karra told KNS that he briefed the party president about the meetings held between him and the other members of the policy planning group including Dr Manmohan Singh.
He also briefed her about the present volatile situation in Kashmir. “The party president was very concerned about the present situation of Kashmir and she expressed hope that this group will help in bringing peace in the Valley in a positive and constructive manner,” he informed KNS.
“I also briefed her that this group should not be seen as previous fruitless committees and parliamentary delegations constituted at different times on which she assured that Congress party has taken a very conscious decision for constituting this high powered group to take out the hapless people of JK out of the quagmire.
“I will be meeting the other three group members including P Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ambika Soni to take their viewpoints regarding the future course of action for this group. The meetings with the three leaders will be briefed to the group chairman and former Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and the party vice-president, Rahul Gandhi again,” he said.
He said that soon a formal meeting of the group will be held to discuss the future strategy, after basic ground work is completed, which includes reaching out to all the stakeholders.
Karra also had a discussion on the party affairs regarding the state as well as the rest of the country. (KNS)