NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who arrived on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, said that he has come with an open mind and willing to meet anyone who helps the government find solutions to the problems faced by the state.
The home minister arrived at the Srinagar airport where he was received by Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and senior officials of the state government.
Singh also met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti at Nehru Guest House in Srinagar.
The official Twitter handle of the home minister said Singh will chair a review meeting of Prime Minister’s Development Package and also meet the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
“I am going there with an open mind and I am willing to meet anyone who will help us in finding solutions to problems facing J&K,” Singh said in a tweet before taking off from the capital.
Meanwhile, as Rajnath Singh visits the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (JKNF) leader Omar Abdullah reminded him of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech and said that the state expects it to be “acted on.”
“Na golli say na gaali say, galay lagana say J&K ka masla hal ho ga. We look forward to seeing these words from Red Fort on 15th Aug acted on,” said Omar Abdullah on Twitter.
Rajnath Singh’s visit comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the ramparts of Red Fort said his government was committed to bring back the ‘lost glory’ of Kashmir.