Mehbooba Mufti meets PM Narendra Modi, terms meeting as “good and very positive”

New Delhi: Amidst the uncertainty of government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital today.

Mehbooba Mufti meets PM Narendra Modi, terms meeting as

Mufti, who reached New Delhi on Monday for talks with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership, has called for a legislature party meeting on March 24.

“Stalemate in Jammu and Kashmir continuing since two-three months. I feel positive after the meeting with Prime Minister,” she said after meeting Narendra Modi.

“I have called a legislature party meeting on Thursday and will take further decision there,” Mehbooba said.

The state is under Governor’s rule since the death of chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed three months back.
Mehbooba was in Delhi last week during which she held talks with BJP president Amit Shah.

However, as per reports, her meeting with the Prime Minister failed to take place and she returned to Srinagar.

PDP-BJP negotiations had hit a roadblock last week when Mehbooba returned to Srinagar on Saturday morning as her expected meeting with Prime Minister Modi to seal a deal did not happen.

The PDP had asked for assurances for time-bound implementation of the Agenda of Alliance — the common minimum programme between PDP and BJP.

Former chief minister Omar Abdullah, in the meantime, held a meet with Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra in Jammu, which assumes significance as uncertainty over the government formation is deepening.

Interacting with reporters, Omar had said, ” Mehbooba Mufti is rushing to Delhi is her last ditch effort to safe her party, because she has realised that if PDP doesn’t form a government on terms and condition set by the BJP, her party will split. If her party splits, she would be in much weaker position than she is today. Clearly she is trying to safe her party.”

(With inputs from agencies)