Modi’s magic makes Mehbooba smile; formation of govt soon


Jammu & kashmir

The BJP-PDP are said to have harmonized their differences and reached an understanding to renew their relations and form a government in Jammu and Kashmir after after a 15-minute meeting between Mehbooba and the PM at the latter’s residence. After the meeting, she told reporters it was “very positive” and “good” in addressing issues pertaining to the people of the state and that she was “very satisfied”.

The meeting took place a day after Mehbooba arrived here barely three days after she returned to Kashmir Valley after her talks with BJP President Amit Shah had hit a road block.

After hardening of her stand following her father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed’s demise on January seven this year, the PDP Chief is understood to have climbed down on her demands for assurances like handing over of power projects to the state, enhancing relief to flood victims and vacation of land by the army. She, however, remained non-committal on these issues.

“We are seeing a stalemate for last two to three months over government formation in the state but today I am satisfied. I am very satisfied,” she said and announced that the party’s future course of action would be announced at the PDP legislature party meeting this Thursday.

To a question whether the stalemate has ended, she said, “When you meet the Prime Minister of the country, naturally the solution to the problems faced by the people of Jammu and Kashmir is more clear”.


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