Will raise K-issue in Parliament, says Mehbooba

Srinagar: After winning all the three Lok Sabha seats in the Valley, the People’s Democratic Party on Friday said its main agenda will be to raise the Kashmir issue within and outside the Parliament and adopt reconciliatory policy with Pakistan.
“This overwhelming mandate to PDP is a humbling experience, but it is challenging too…all our elected members will raise the Kashmir issue inside and outside the Parliament and try to change the mindset of the people,” PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said while addressing a press conference here after the results of the Lok Sabha elections were out.
Mehbooba said they are not going to Delhi to take any berth or to make any alliance, “but we will try to defuse and address the prevailing situation of Kashmir.”
“Unfortunately the reconciliation process on the Kashmir issue, which was launched by former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has come to a standstill and the Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) initiated that time have taken a backseat.
“Now I and my colleagues, Tariq Kara sahib and Muzaffar Beigh sahib will take that forward,” said Mehbooba.
She also said that their main agenda will be to “build a consensus over J&K and try to adopt a policy of reconciliation not only with people of J&K but with Pakistan as well.”
“Because we feel that apart from winning the hearts of Kashmiris we will also develop good relations with Pakistan,” said Mehbooba, adding that with “the overwhelming response PDP has emerged as an alternate and it will be challenging for the party to come to the expectations of people.”
“I also thank all people of state, Kashmiri Pandits and other minority communities for voting us,” said Mehbooba.

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