Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi alone can help the people of the state in the ongoing troubling circumstances.
Two days after meeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed security situation of the Valley with him. "The nation will support whatever he decides...it is my earnest appeal...", she was quoted saying. "He has a strong mandate; whatever decision he takes, the country will support him". "This is not a sign of weakness but an indication of strength and power", she said. The last visit to Pakistan by an Indian prime minister was in 2004 by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Lahore is a proof of his abilities, an example of his moral authority". "Parents should be careful about the future (of their wards)", he said, adding, "We need to see what education these institutions are imparting to our children".
Mehbooba was addressing a gathering after inaugurating a flyover here.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday reiterated her stand of initiating the dialogue process to restore peace in Kashmir. The spokesman said, "Either Mehbooba Mufti is suffering from amnesia or she is willing to oversee the humiliation meted out to her late father by the same Prime Minister". Blaming the then UPA government at the Centre and the state government for not carrying forward the dialogue, she said, "There was pent-up lava and it started to come out during the street protests in 2008, 2009 and 2010".
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"Whosoever takes law in own hands would be dealt with appropriately", she said and cautioned people against "nefarious designs" of some "negative elements" who wanted to derail the developmental process in Jammu region by creating an atmosphere of hate.
'Kashmir situation not good, it affects Jammu also.' Jammu has many tourist destinations and trying to develop them, said, Mufti on Congress leader GS Charak's statement that no developmental work done in Jammu.
He said the people of the state had pinned their hopes on the PDP-BJP government which had promised to make the cities of Jammu and Srinagar the model cities of the country. "Kashmir has been facing challenges not because of coalition government, but the situation in the valley has been existing for long", said Singh.