J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti terms PM Modi as only hope for resolution of Kashmir dispute
New Delhi/Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said that PM Narendra Modi is Kashmir’s only hope to resolve the dispute once and for all.
Speaking at the inauguration of a much-awaited flyover in Jammu, the chief minister said, “If anyone can take us out of this quagmire then it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has the mandate. Whatever he will decide the nation will support him.”
“The previous prime minister also wanted to visit Pakistan, but could not. PM Modi’s visit to Lahore is proof of his abilities,” Mufti added.
J&K CM said that her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee also tried to resolve the Kashmir situation but since then no efforts were made by subsequent governments. “Now after 2008, for the first time, people have started expressing passion in the matter,” CM said.
Reacting to the statement of Congress leader GS Charak on a lack of development in Jammu, the chief minister said that a tense situation in Kashmir also affects Jammu as well.
“Jammu has many tourist destinations and we are trying to develop them,” Mufti added.
ammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti came out in strong support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he alone can help the people of the state in these troubling circumstances.
“Humein daldal se koi agar bahar nikal sakta hai toh, woh PM Modi hain. Woh jo faisla karenge mulk support karega (If anyone can take us out of the sticky spot, it is Prime Minister Modi. The nation will support whatever he decides),” she was quoted saying by news agency ANI.
Mufti went on to say that PM Modi showed his strength by visiting Pakistan amid tensions between the two countries. “Pehle wale PM bhi Pakistan jana chahte, par zurrat nahi ki. PM Modi Lahore gaye yeh taqat ki nishani hai (Former Prime Minister also wished to visit Pakistan, but did not dare to do so. PM Modi’s visit to Lahore is an indication of his strength),” the PDP leader was quoted by ANI.