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JK CM's plea to Centre to hinder Ekta Yatra

By Rama Mohan
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Omar Abdullah
New Delhi, Jan 20: Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah this morning, Jan 20, met the Home Minister P Chidambaram here ahead of BJP's Ekta Yatra to enter Srinagar and hoist Tricolour there on Republic Day on January 26.

Omar wanted the central government's intervention to ensure that the BJP's attempt to hoist Tricolour at Srinagar did not succeed. BJP has rejected Omar's appeal after his meeting with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the Home Minister on Wednesday and the BJP vowed to continue its Ekta Yatra from Kolkata to Srinagar.

To prevent any violence out of separatists clash with the BJP's Ekta Yatra activists, the Jammu and Kashmir state government is seeking the Centre's intervention in the matter. Omar reportedly held an early morning meeting with Chidambaram and apprised him about the situation in the state. Jammu Kashmir separatists have reportedly expressed strong reactions to the BJP"s Ekta Yatra entering the state.

As part of the Ekta Yatra, BJP's plan is to hoist Tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Republic Day. The Ekta Yatra is to enter Delhi on Thursday, Jan 20. As part of the Yatra, BJP Delhi unit is to hold a meeting, to be addressed by the party veteran leader L K Advani at Constitution Club later during the day.

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