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Amit Shah holds talks with RSS leaders in Jammu over unrest in Valley

The BJP president has also asked party leaders to reach out to people of Kashmir and Ladakh to address their issues.

india Updated: May 01, 2017 00:35 IST
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
BJP national President Amit Shah at the inauguration of a party office in Jammu on Sunday.
BJP national President Amit Shah at the inauguration of a party office in Jammu on Sunday.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Sunday met leaders of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and discussed the ongoing violence in Kashmir.

“Since he is on a two-day visit to the state, it was a courtesy visit to the RSS leaders at Vir Bhawan this morning,” said a BJP leader.

“He solicited their opinions and suggestions about the prevailing circumstances,” he said.

Shah also inaugurated Nana Ji Deshmukh Library at the BJP headquarters on Sunday.

The BJP president has also asked party leaders to reach out to people of Kashmir and Ladakh to address their issues.

Besides meeting a select group of media persons, Shah would meet BJP legislators, 11 party ministers and Speaker of the legislative assembly Kavinder Gupta late Sunday evening before returning to New Delhi.

No meetings with PDP, a partner in the ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, ministers or legislators have been planned in Shah’s itinerary, which is being seen by political pundits as an “indicator” of the shape of things to come.

Meanwhile, the SC also asked the Centre to reach out to all stakeholders in the Valley.

Valley youth join BJP expansion drive

Thirty Muslim youth from Kashmir on Sunday joined BJP’s expansion programme. Shah also shared a picture of the Muslim youths on Twitter. “They have decided to give six months for party’s expansion programme. I welcome them all. This initiative is encouraging for the BJP,” Shah tweeted