Gadkari forms study team on Jammu and KashmirBy IANS
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
NEW DELHI - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Wednesday formed a five-member “study team” on Jammu and Kashmir to interact with a cross-section of people in the state.
The team, headed by party leader Rajnath Singh, includes party MPs Ravishankar Prasad, Shahnawaz Hussain and Maya Singh besides J.K. Jain, who is in charge of the partys minority wing.
According to a press statement, the decision to form the study team was taken by Gadkari in view of the special conditions prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir.
The team will visit Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions and talk to a cross-section of people before finalising its report, the statement said.
The youth wing of the party - the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) - is organising a 16-day march to Srinagar from Kolkata that will culminate in Srinagar on Republic Day Jan 26.
The summer of 2010 saw months of unrest in the Kashmir Valley in which over 100 people were killed, mostly in clashes between stone-pelting mobs and security forces.