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Dineshwar Sharma, the Centre's special representative for Kashmir, today began the second leg of his visit to Jammu and Kashmir and reached here for holding consultations with various groups and political parties. Sharma called on state governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and discussed ways and means for reaching out to various stake-holders in the state, officials said. The officials dubbed the meetings as a courtesy calls.
Sharma had met both the leaders after his appointment as the Centre's special representative. Before the meetings, Sharma, a former chief of the Intelligence Bureau, met a BJP delegation led by state president Sat Sharma. "Our party representatives had sought an audience with him in Srinagar, but he told them that he will be meeting the party leaders in Jammu," the BJP state chief said, adding, "We will discuss with him the situation prevailing in both the Valley and Jammu region." He arrived here this evening after spending four days in the Valley during which he met various delegations and political leaders which included former chief minister Omar Abdullah, state Congress chief G A Mir and CPM leaders among others. He will be meeting various delegations and NGOs tomorrow before returning to the national capital on Saturday.
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