Dr Farooq calls all-party meeting on Monday

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SRINAGAR — National Conference (NC) president, Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday called an all-party meeting on Monday over the recent decision of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to allow non-locals to vote in Jammu and Kashmir.

Talking to the news agency KNO, Abdullah said that the all-party meeting will be held at his Gupkar residence on Monday (11:00 AM) to discuss the latest ECI decision.

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He said that all the parties except Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been invited to discuss the future course of action.

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Pertinently, the PDP president earlier in the day had said that she contacted Dr Farooq and asked him to call an all-party meeting to discuss the future course of action.

Notably, the Election Commission has allowed non-locals, living ordinarily in J&K, to cast votes in the Union Territory.

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