Jammu: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who heads the Congress’s policy planning group on Kashmir, will lead a team of party leaders to Jammu and Kashmir next month for discussion on current situation in the state.
The Singh-led panel will visit Jammu on September 10 and 11 and Kashmir Valley on September 16 and 17, Congress state unit president G A Mir said here. Mir said Singh and other members of the team would meet party leaders and workers.
According to a party statement, the group will visit Ladakh region on a later date. The Congress set up the policy planning group, headed by the former prime minister, on Jammu and Kashmir in April this year following worsening situation in the valley due to widespread street protests in the wake of eight deaths in security forces firing on April 9 during bypolls to the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency.
The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee met here today to discuss overall political, social and security situation in the state.