Registration of Voters: PAGD to meet at Farooq Abdullah’s residence on Saturday

Srinagar, Oct 14: The Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) is meeting here on Saturday to discuss different issues including the ongoing registration of voters in Jammu & Kashmir.

Sources in the PAGD said that constituents of the conglomerate are meeting tomorrow morning at Farooq Abdullah’s Gupkar residence to discuss the future course of action on different issues confronting J&K.

“The issue of registration of voters is expected to come up in the meeting,” they said, adding that leaders from NC, Peoples Democratic Party, CPI(M) and Awami National Conference would participate in the meeting.

The registration of voters in Jammu & Kashmir has been mired in controversy after then chief electoral officer Hirdesh Kumar said that 20-25 lakh would be added during the exercise.

Earlier this week, the J&K government withdrew a circular issued by DC Jammu authorizing Revenue officials to issue residence certificates to those living in the district for more than one year after political parties slammed the directive.

Opposition parties in Jammu & Kashmir have also set- up a committee comprising senior leaders of different parties to chalk out future strategy regarding the inclusion of non-locals in the revised electoral rolls of J&K.

While National Conference MP Justice ( retired) Hasnain Masoodi has been appointed as its convener, Raman Bhalla, Sheikh Abdul Rehman, Rattan Lal Gupta, Hasnain Masoodi, Dr. Mehboob Beg, A S Reen, Gulchain Singh Charak, Chowdhary Lal Singh, Manish Sawhney, Hari Singh, G.M Mizrab, Muzaffar Ahmad Shah and I D Khujuria are its members.kno

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