Mehbooba Meets PM, Stresses Need For Talks
New Delhi: As violence in the valley is increasing day by day, Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. She suggested to PM Modi that the best option government has before it is to call for talks immediately. Briefing PM about the situation in the Valley, it is learnt that she stressed on the need for holding talks.
She is facing flak from the opposition parties in the State. Though PDP and BJP are running a coalition government in the State, there seems to be friction between them as they believed in different ways to deal with the stone-pelting youth, which has become alarming.
The focus of the discussion is law and order situation.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, she said, a�?Though talks are difficult in the present situation, as the Prime Minister invoked Vajpayee several times, it is important to start from what Vajpayee has achieved.a�?
a�? My father told me, to overcome such difficult situations in the valley, it is important to hold talks with all the parties involved in the situation,a�? she observed. Some elements are provoking the youth, she asserted.
Apart from this, she said that there were discussions over the low voter turnout during recently held elections.