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PDP’s apex body authorises Mehbooba to decide on meeting with Modi

The political affairs committee which is the highest decision-making body of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Sunday authorised party president Mehbooba Mufti to take a call on New Delhi’s invitation political parties of Jammu and Kashmir for talks.

The decision was taken after a two-hour-long meeting of the PAC which was chaired by Mehbooba at her ‘Fairview’ residence in the Gupkar area of the Srinagar city.

The meeting was called to take a call on the party’s participation in the meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on June 24.

“The PAC unanimously authorised the party president to take a final decision on the matter,” PDP chief spokesperson Syed Suhail Bukhari told reporters outside Mehbooba’s residence after the meeting.

Bukhari said a meeting of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) will take place on Tuesday where the member parties will discuss the issue and then a final decision will be taken on whether to participate or not in the meeting called by the Prime Minister.

“After two days, the PAGD is meeting, this issue will be discussed. The members of the alliance will give their suggestions and a decision on the way forward will be taken there and afterwards, a decision will be taken over the participation of the meeting,” he said.

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