Published On : Mon, Apr 24th, 2017

J-K CM Mufti meets PM Narendra Modi over unrest

J-K CM Mufti meets PM Narendra Modi
New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to discuss the unrest in the Valley.

Mehbooba, who arrived in the capital on Saturday to attend the Niti Aayog governing council meet, is also likely to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other central ministers to review the current situation.

The rise in the unrest has also led to a friction between the PDP and the BJP, which are running the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir.

The BJP, however on Sunday, said there were no differences between coalition partners in Jammu and Kashmir and the state government was “working well”.

“As far as the coalition is concerned, there are no differences among the partners. The PDP-BJP government is working well. Everyone is performing his or her task,” state BJP unit chief Sat Sharma told reporters.

Modi will follow Vajpayee’s policy of reconciliation in J-K
Mehbooba Mufti today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and pressed for dialogue.

Mehbooba, who is under mounting attack in the face of fresh spurt in violence in Kashmir, briefed Modi on the prevailing situation in the state and the way forward.

She told the prime minister that the Centre should seriously think about the welfare of the state.

“There is no option but to talk,” Mehbooba said.

Later speaking to the media, she said that the low voter turnout percentage during the bypolls was also discussed.

“We also discussed Indus Water Treaty and the financial loss J-K is incurring. PM has assured his full cooperation. Modi ji has repeatedly said he would follow Vajpayee ji’s footsteps, whose policy is of reconciliation not confrontation.”