Sonia likely to accompany PM during JK visit

Published: 12th June 2013 07:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th June 2013 07:23 PM   |  A+A-


Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is likely to accompany Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit to the state scheduled later this month.

"We are in discussion with Sonia Gandhi and possibly she will also be visiting the state," Omar told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

He said the state government was in discussion with the Prime Minister's office to work out the modalities of his visit to the state.

"This information that had been spread that the PM's visit has been cancelled is incorrect. At no point of time had the visit been cancelled. The Prime Minister's visit stands as of now," Omar asserted.

Asked if resumption of dialogue between the Centre and the separatist leadership in the Valley is on the agenda during the high profile visit, he evaded a direct reply and said, "We are working out the details of this visit. What will be involved and what are the issues, we are working on it." 

In response to another question, Omar said he had nothing to do with the internal bickering in NDA.

"We have no relation with BJP. This is the internal matter of JD(U) and BJP...we have got nothing to do with it," he said.


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