Sushma Swaraj, Jaitley BJP's Nominees in Kashmir All-party Team

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley will represent the party in the delegation of political parties visiting Jammu and Kashmir next week, a party leader said Friday

BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman told IANS said that the two leaders will represent the party in the all-party delegation that is expected to leave for Kashmir Monday.

Sushma Swaraj is the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha.

Asked about the scheduled meetings of the all-party delegation in the state, Sitharaman said details had not been conveyed by the government.

Asked about the party's stance ahead of the delegation's visit, she said the party does not want dilution of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

"Any talks should be held in the framework of the Indian constitution. The regional expectations of Jammu and Ladakh should be taken into account," she said.

On the demand of autonomy by the National Conference, which is part of Kashmir's ruling coalition, Sitharaman said the BJP favoured as much devolution of powers to Jammu and Kashmir as to any other state of the country.

Sitharaman said the BJP's viewpoint had been laid by party president Nitin Gadkari at the all-party meeting on Kashmir convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday.


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