Jammu, Nov 13: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed said on Friday that his daughter and ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti was wise enough to shoulder any responsibility.
The chief minister was addressing a press conference in Jammu on Friday, his first media briefing after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state on November 7.
Replying a question about media reports that he intended to hand over the reins to his daughter, Sayeed said: “She is mature enough to handle responsibilities. It is a democracy. She works more than I do in addressing problems of the people on the ground.”
Sayeed said the economic package announced by Prime Minister Modi has been well received by the people of the state as it addresses all developmental issues.
He also said Modi’s rally in Srinagar was well attended.
“The rally was very good. I am happy about it. People wholeheartedly participated in the prime minister’s rally and people are happy with the package announced by him,” Sayeed asserted.
The chief minister also said by utilising the funds, better roads would be built in the state.
“Roads will be better, tunnels will be made. Rs.33,000 crore would be spent on building roads in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions of the state,” the chief minister said.