A ray of hope: Mehbooba Mufti meets PM and HM

New Delhi: In the capital city of Delhi to participate in the NITI Ayog Summit held here on Sunday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh for talks over the worsening security situation in the state that has also rattled the ruling PDP-BJP alliance. 

After that she also met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi. This meeting was overdue as there has been a lot of speculation on the worsening law and order situation in the state. The opposition is in no mood to pardon the ruling PDP-BJP alliance and is giving the coalition sleepless nights.

Briefing the media after the meet Mufti said that discussions were held with the Prime Minister on the issue of less voting percentage in recent elections, and security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

She said,"Modi ji has repeatedly said that he would follow Vajpayee ji's footsteps, whose policy is of reconciliation not confrontation:" She further added,"

J&K mein pehle Vajpayee sahab ke time mei baat hui hai,LK Advani deputy PM the.Hurriyat ke saath baat hui hai,doosron se baat hui hai."

She said that she pressed that J&K doesn't have control over water resources, and how losses caused by Indus Waters Treaty can be compensated.

She clarified, "Mufti sahab ne 1 naksha diya hai ki J&K ke aise haalat se bahar nikalne ka kya rasta hai,aur us mein baatcheet hona boht zaruri hai."

Details about her discussions with Home Minister Rajnath Singh are eagerly awaited.


Mehbooba meets Modi, stresses on Kashmir dialogue

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday a conducive atmosphere was needed for restoring order in troubled Jammu and Kashmir, soon after she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the worsening security situation in the state.

"We held discussions on various issues...the agenda of alliance between the PDP-BJP," Mehbooba told reporters after the meeting at the Prime Minister's 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence.

She said her father, late Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed "had given a road map" for lasting peace in the state.

"We need a dialogue. We can't be confronting our own people for too long. We cannot hold talks when on one side stones are being thrown and bullets fired from the other side," she said.

She said she also stressed on the Prime Minister to compensate people of the state for the losses they have suffered due to the Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan.

Mehbooba said she was confident of finding a solution to the festering trouble in the Kashmir Valley.

"I have (called) a Unified Command meeting," she said of the security grid she heads in the state.

"We will find a line of action. There are people who are disillusioned and there are others who are being provoked."

News24Bureau and IANS