Mahbuba Mufti told what the Modi government should do to solve the Kashmir issue
Terming the dialogue between India and Pakistan for peace in South Asia as “compulsory”, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, on Tuesday appealed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in touch with his counterpart Imran Khan in Pakistan for the sake of Kashmir. Should extend the hand of friendship.
Addressing a public meeting at Rajouri, the PDP president said, “Peace in South Asia is possible only if peace in Jammu Kashmir will be ensured.”
Prior to this, former Chief Minister Mahbuba Mufti had said that Jammu and Kashmir was prosperous when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister, but despite having joined hands with the BJP led by Narendra Modi, he had to face difficulties. Addressing a public meeting on the 19th Foundation Day of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mehbooba said, “Although the PDP was in an alliance with the Congress at the time, but when the Vajpayee was the Prime Minister, the state was prosperous.”
Although he said that despite the involvement of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in Narendra Modi’s prime ministership, he had to face difficulties. Mehbooba justified the decision of his late father Mufti Muhammad Sayeed to join hands with the BJP. He said, “Mufti Saheb agreed to join hands with the BJP in 2015, because during Vajpayee’s rule there was a good mutual understanding between us.” He further said, “But this time it was a difficult decision. Making coalition with BJP was like drinking poison.”