Basis of alliance with BJP was dialogue with Pakistan and J&K people: Mehbooba


SRINAGAR: Reacting over the fall of her government after ally BJP’s sudden withdrawal of support, PDP President and former Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said her later father formed the government with right wing party after thorough deliberations.
She asserted that PDP shook hands with its former ally BJP with intensions to remove difficulties being faced by the people of Jammu and Kashmir over the years.

SRINAGAR: Resigned Chief Minister of J&K Mehbooba Mufti address media persons in Srinagar on Tuesday.

“Muscular policy cannot work in Jammu and Kashmir, reconciliation, Dialogue with people of Jammu and Kashmir, taking confidence building measures, and maintaining friendly relations with Pakistan were the basis of our agenda of alliance,” Mehbooba said addressing media at her Gupkar residence here .
The former CM said the decision was taken bearing in mind that BJP being a largest political party in India and Narendra Modi being an influential Prime Minister will help people of Jammu and Kashmir to overcome the complexity’s they face.
“After BJP’s withdrawal of support, I submitted my resignation to the Governor. Mufti Sahib had formed this alliance with a big vision and the decision was taken after thorough deliberations. We shook hands with the largest party in centre and it took us months to form agenda of alliance,” said Mehbooba.
She said the basis of alliance with BJP was dialogue with Pakistan and people of Jammu and Kashmir, confidence building measures and effective steps for reconciliation.
She reiterated that her party believes in reconciliation and dialogue as muscular policy cannot work in Jammu and Kashmir State which not the enemy’s state.
She said people heaved a sigh of relief and started roaming without any fear after several years in the aftermath of unilateral ceasefire “but unfortunately the response from the other side remained ineffective in this direction”.
She maintained that healing touch policy has been the agenda of her party and the dialogue with Pakistan and people of Jammu and Kashmir is a must. “As many Roads should be open as there is no other policy practicable in the state, muscular policy cannot work here after BJP won in Jammu minority communities felt insure. We tried our best to make them feel secure and positively dealt with Rassana case,” Mehbooba added.