NEW DELHI: J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to de-escalate the situation of violence and uncertainty in J&K, keeping in view the immense sufferings of people, by adopting the path of reconciliation, as envisioned in the Agenda of Alliance of the present alliance government.
The Chief Minister, presently in the national capital, made this plea, when she called on the Prime Minister here this evening. During the meeting, the Chief Minister apprised the Prime Minister about the overall situation in the state. She informed the Prime Minister that the people of Jammu and Kashmir had been suffering immensely due to a precarious situation for the past so many decades.
She also brought into his notice the recent up scaling of violence along the borders in the state which forced thousands of people to leave their homes, hearths and daily routine. She said the dire need of the time was to de escalate this situation of violence and uncertainty and adopt the path of reconciliation, as envisioned in the Agenda of Alliance of the present government, so that a durable peace was ensured in the state and the sub continent.
Threadbare discussion on the Agenda of Alliance also took place during the meeting and the need was felt to ensure time bound progress on all the items including reconciliation between groups, regions and countries and return of power projects. Better coordination between the two ruling parties, PDP and BJP, was also stressed during the meeting so that better results could be delivered to the people in the state.
They also reviewed security and political situation in Jammu and Kashmir especially the implementation of Agenda of Alliance (AoA), which was basis of running the first-ever PDP-BJP coalition Government in the State, at a meeting between the two in the Union capital that lasted about half an hour.
Mehbooba’s meeting with Modi came a day after she met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Union capital and discussed implementation of Agenda of Alliance and Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP), which has now touched around Rs one lakh crore.
Mehbooba took up the situation prevailing along frontiers with Pakistan with the Prime Minister, and briefed him that thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes and hearths on daily routine due to continued mortar shelling and firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Meeting with Rajnath
Mehbooba Mufti met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday. In her meeting with Rajnath, she had reviewed security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and other related issues while she had sought release of more funds under PMDP in her meeting with Jaitley.