Manmohan Singh to lead Congress policy planning group to J&K
Srinagar: Former Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh will be heading the party's policy planning group on Jammu and Kashmir, in an effort to bring peace in the state.
The group is scheduled to arrive in Jammu on Sunday.
Security has been tightened in the state ahead of the group's visit to interact with the leaders of like-minded political parties and cross sections of the local society in order to find ways and means to bring in permanent peace to the state.
Congress sources said senior party leaders including P. Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni and Karan Singh are accompanying the former Prime Minister on the two-day visit.
Party sources said the group would meet Congress legislators and other leaders at the state guest house in Jammu on Sunday.
"The group will meet 25 delegations of the civil society and mainstream opposition parties of the state," party sources said.
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"Members of Jammu Bar Association, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kashmiri Pandit migrants and West Pakistan refugees are among the delegations scheduled to call on the group in Jammu on Sunday," party sources said.