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Azad meets PM, seeks statehood for J&K, followed by assembly elections

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Srinagar: Senior Congress leader and Former Chief Minister of J&K Ghulam Nabi Azad has demanded restoration of statehood followed by assembly elections to J&K during his meeting with Prime Minister Narinder Modi yesterday evening .

KNS reported that Azad called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi exclusively for political and social affairs of Jammu and Kashmir and expressed his concern with regard to increasing coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in Kashmir valley.

“I also demanded that the statehood should be immediately restored and it should be followed by assembly election. The various development activities can be carried out only if there is an elected state government. Due to prolonged governor rule the development activities have come to a standstill; so it is in the interest of the development of the state that elected government be put in place,” KNS quoted Azad as saying.

During his meeting with PM, Azad also raised issue of downgrading of security of political leaders and demanded security, vehicles and accommodation of various political leaders irrespective of party affiliations, KNS reported.

Azad also demanded the augmentation of capabilities and capacities for effective fight against Covid19 in J&K.

The meeting was held regarding the Kashmir specific issues only and lasted for more than an hour, reported KNS.

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