Discussions are going on not only in Jammu and Kashmir but also at New Delhi if the media reports are to be believed that the centre is keen to hold dialogue with JK leadership for elections and statehood.
Recently Farooq Abdullah visited People’s Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti at her home and had a discussion with her and other Gupkar alliance members. After the meeting he told the media that they were not averse to dialogue with New Delhi and indicated that they were ready to respond to any call of negotiations from the central government.
Indication of a possible dialogue with Kashmiri leadership has come in the wake of a US Congressional hearing in which a top Biden administration official said that the US is encouraging the Indian Government to take electoral steps in Kashmir.
According to the media reports even Ghulam Nabi Azad has been playing an important role between the J&K leadership and the central government for holding of such dialogue as he is very keen that the statehood should be return and the elections should be held so that people can have some relief after the abrogation of article 370.
The recent PAGD meeting which was held after six months at the residence of Mehbooba Mufti has been attributed by many sections of the media to the talks offered received by some senior leaders of this amalgam from the central government.