July 2002 News

Hurriyat being roped in for J-K polls: Advani

23 July 2002
The Indian Express

New Delhi: Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani today said the Centre was making efforts to ensure that Hurriyat and other separatist leaders participate in the October elections in Jammu and Kashmir. ‘‘The Centre is keen to have separatist leaders take part in the coming state polls,’’ Advani told Star News. ‘‘We are looking forward to free and fair elections in the state. We hope large sections of the population, even those who may not agree with the Centre or J-K government’s point of view, would participate in the elections, so the new Assembly in October is perfectly representative.’’


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