New Delhi: As home minister of India Rajnath Singh will undertake a two-day visit to the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday, Congress on Tuesday made a strong pitch for initiating talks to calm down the situation in the state which is on the boil for the past 45 days.
“PM should initiate talks. Unless they take a step forward, situation in J&K won’t improve,” the party tweeted quoting leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad.
The remarks came close on the heels of former Union minister P Chidambaram batting for sending an all-party delegation to the Valley.
Chidambaram said earlier today the meeting between a delegation of J-K opposition parties and Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday must be welcomed if it is the first sign of “fresh thinking”.
“Yesterday’s meeting between PM & J&K opposition parties: if it is the first sign of fresh thinking, we must welcome it.
“Next step should be sending All Parties Delegation to J&K,” the senior Congress leader said on the micro-blogging site.
On Monday, Congress had dismissed as “shooting from the hip” the Prime Minister’s call for a dialogue to find a lasting solution to the unrest in Kashmir Valley.