Talks with Pakistan only on PoK, says Naidu

NEW DELHI, Sep 10 : Bilateral talks with Pakistan will be held only on the issue of Pakistan occupied Kashmir, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday.

He said the dilution of Article 370 will accelerate the pace of development in Jammu and Kashmir as several central schemes and laws, which could not be implemented there earlier will be enforced, including the ones dealing with strengthening local bodies.

Interacting with a delegation of a ‘sarpanch’ (village heads) and ‘panch’ (panchayat members) from Jammu and Kashmir here, Naidu pointed out that Article 370 was only a temporary and transitory provision in the Constitution. (AGENCIES)