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Mufti-Modi meeting: J&K CM managed to get a reprieve of 3 months from PM, says Omar Abdullah

Former Chief Minister Of Jammu And Kashmir Omar Abdullah On Monday Took A Jibe At CM Mehbooba Mufti For Meeting Prime Minister In An 'effort To Save Her Job' And Said That She Has Just Managed To Get A Reprieve Of Three Months.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 24 Apr 2017, 05:49:44 PM
Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah (PTI Photo)

New Delhi:

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Monday took a jibe at CM Mehbooba Mufti for meeting prime minister in an 'effort to save her job' and said that she has just managed to get a reprieve of three months.

"While @MehboobaMufti goes door to door in Delhi to save her job the state teeters on the brink - student protests are a new worry," Abdullah tweeted. 

"The CM has managed to get herself a reprieve from the PM & secured her job for 3 more months. Sadly nothing will improve with her in office."

The chief minister Mufti on Monday met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asserted that he should be open to hold talks with stakeholders in a bid to arrest the deteriorating situation in the Valley.

Read | CM Mehbooba Mufti on Kashmir issue: PM has intention of holding talks, but dialogue can't happen amid stone pelting, bullet firing

However, she cautioned, that “an atmosphere needs to be created” for a dialogue. "There are some youths who are disillusioned, others are being incited," she told media in New Delhi. 

Reacting to the statement, National Conference leader accused Mufti of deviating attention from her own mismanagement of the state, "Madam, you are UNABLE to hold elections to the Parliament seat you vacated. Please wake up & smell the reality of your leadership," he tweeted. 

Kashmir is in the grip of increased violence since the April 9 by-poll for the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency. The security forces are under intense pressure as they are faced with almost daily protests and stone-pelting.

The army and the CRPF have received some praise for showing restraint under provocation, and also come under criticism, especially after a video showed a civilian tied to a jeep as a human shield as it drove through the streets to avoid being attacked.

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Unified Command meet on Tuesday 

The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister told media on Monday that the situation in Kashmir would be discussed in a meeting of the Unified Command on Tuesday.

The GOC-in-C Northern Command, GOC 16 Corps, GOC 15 corps, DGP J&K, IG BSF, IG CRPF, senior officers of the IB and RAW and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh will also participate in the meeting in Srinagar.



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First Published : 24 Apr 2017, 05:12:00 PM