On expected lines, Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party stayed away from an all-party meeting underway in Srinagar to discuss the issue of inclusion of non-voters in the electoral rolls of J-K.

Sources said that no leader from Apni Party is attending the meeting chaired by NC president Farooq Abdullah to discuss the issue of voting rights for non-locals.

“It is a futile exercise. Why should we attend the meeting? Our party is satisfied with the clarification issued by the government,” a leader of the party, wishing not to be named, told KNO.

It is pertinent to mention that Shiv Sena is also attending the meeting.