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J&K stalemate: 'Signs are positive' as Mehbooba Mufti meets PM Modi

PDP President Mehbooba Mufti Today Met Prime Minister Narendra Modi In New Delhi To Discuss The Deadlock Over The Government Formation In Jammu And Kashmir. Apparently, It Seems That There Has Been No Substantial Outcome Of The Meeting As The PDP President Evaded The Direct Question On The Government Formation. She Said That Her Party Had Sent Her To Meet The PM, And Now She Will Return And Discuss The Minutes Of Meetings With Her Party Legislators.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aman Dwivedi | Updated on: 22 Mar 2016, 04:13:19 PM
 Mehbooba Mufti Mohammad & Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi:

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi to discuss the deadlock over the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. Apparently, it seems that there has been some positive outcome of the meeting as the PDP President evaded the direct question on the government formation.

She said that her party had sent her to meet the PM, and now she will return and discuss the minutes of meetings with her party legislators.

"I had been authorised by the party MLAs to take a decision. I have convened a meeting on Thursday and after that we will announce the future course of action.” Said Mufti.

However she said that it was a ‘positive’ meeting.  ‘It was a very positive conversation, the signs are positive’ she added.

“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 told reporters here.

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”.

She will be flying back to Srinagar where she will brief her party legislators on Thursday.

On government formation in the state, she said, “As I said I will talk to my MLAs because that is the forum. This is not the place. There is a particular place to make such anouncements. I will go back to Srinagar and take the next step.”

This is Mehbooba’s second visit to the national capital in five days after her talks with BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday failed to make any headway triggered speculation that the two parties could be making renewed efforts to reach out to each other in a bid to break the prolonged impasse.

The visit comes a day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “we stand fully committed as far as agenda of governance is concerned” in J and K.


With PTI Inputs

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First Published : 22 Mar 2016, 11:26:00 AM