The Centre’s special representative for Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma on Wednesday met with former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah at the latter’s residence here to discuss the situation in the state.
After the meeting with Sharma, Omar tweeted that they discussed the prevailing situation in the state as also steps that can be taken to make his visits to the state more meaningful.
" I put forward certain things & he agreed to consider them because if you just sit at the guest house & wait for ppl to come nothing will happen. Hope when he comes next his efforts will increase: Omar Abdullah
Sharma, who is on a five-day visit of the state, also met CPM leader M Y Tarigami, who represents south Kashmir’s Kulgam constituency in the assembly.
We discussed the prevailing situation in the state, as also steps that can be taken to make his visits to the state more meaningful, Abdullah said after the meeting.
Senior leader of the ruling PDP, Sartaj Madni, who is Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s maternal uncle, will meet Sharma later in the afternoon.
Sharma, the former director of the Intelligence Bureau, is spending three days in the Valley. Tomorrow, he travels to Jammu, where he will hold talks with Governor N N Vohra, the chief minister and various delegations.
He was appointed the Centre’s special representative on October 23 in a fresh bid for lasting peace. (With PTI inputs)