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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

Union Cabinet meets at PM Modi’s residence

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad were the first to reach the prime minister’s residence, where the meeting is taking place, officials said.

india Updated: Aug 05, 2019 10:02 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
New Delhi (India)
Sources also added that issues pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir are likely to be discussed during the high-profile engagements.
Sources also added that issues pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir are likely to be discussed during the high-profile engagements.(HT Photo)
         

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met here on Monday, amidst speculation that the government may take some decisions on Jammu and Kashmir.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad were the first to reach the prime minister’s residence, where the meeting is taking place, officials said.

Jammu and Kashmir has been on the edge following deployment of additional security forces in the state last week.

Speculation has been rife that the Centre has plans to do away with Article 35A, which gives exclusive rights to the state’s residents in government jobs and land.The cabinet normally meets on every Wednesday and the reasons for convening a meeting on Monday has not been disclosed by the government yet.

Also read: Troops’ movement, yatra cancellation: How the tensions unfolded in Kashmir

(The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text, only the headline has been changed)