A National Conference delegation, led by party president, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, today met the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, and demanded early conduct of elections in Jammu and Kashmir, besides urging the government not to do anything to disturb the fragile peace there.
The delegation, also comprising its vice-president, Mr. Omar Abdullah, and party MP from Anantnag Mr. Hasnain Masoodi, called on Mr. Modi at his Parliament office and raised a series of concerns in respect of a purported letter on social media, wherein the security forces had been directed to be prepared with food and water stocks for a specific number of days.
I accompanied @JKNC_ President Dr Farooq Abdullah Sb & Hon MP Justice Masoodi Sb to a meeting with Hon @PMOIndia this morning. During the course of the meeting we briefed Modi Sb about our assessment of the current situation in the state, Dr Abdullah tweeted.
'We apprised him of the situation and the panic that had gripped the Valley. The government assured us that the purported orders were fake,' Mr. Masoodi said.
He said the situation had normalised over the past two days but peace needed to be consolidated further. On what else was discussed, the Anantnag MP said their delegation demanded the conduct of Assembly elections in the state without further delay.
'The PM was highly receptive. He heard our concerns with rapt attention and agreed with most of them,' Mr. Masoodi added.