New Delhi, March 22, : PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday morning in a bid to end the impasse over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking to reporters outside 7 Race Course Road, Mehbooba said:
“The meeting with Prime Minister Modi was very positive. I will call a legislature party meeting on Thursday,” she said.
“With the stalemate (in J&K) continuing over 2-3 months, I felt positive after meeting with Prime Minister Modi,” she said.
With the BJP not ready to meet her conditions until the PDP returns the alliance to power, Mehbooba had left for New Delhi on Monday.
The nearly 30-minute meeting, described by Mehbooba as good, could revive the prospects of an alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and PDP. The PDP chief also said that she was very satisfied with the meeting. Senior leaders of the PDP said that the prime minister’s intervention has helped rebuild trust between the two parties.
Mehbooba has called a meeting of all 27 PDP members of the legislative assembly (MLAs) on Thursday to take a final call on an alliance with the BJP.
“We are seeing a stalemate for last 2-3 months over government formation in the state but today I am satisfied. I am very satisfied. 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,” said Mehbooba. (CNS)
2015 Kashmir Despatch