Mufti holds joint meeting of PDP, BJP legislators ahead of Autumn Session

SRINAGAR: Chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, on Friday chaired a joint meeting of the PDP and the BJP legislators at his residence, a party spokesman said.
“The sessions of the Legislature provide a rare opportunity for discussing various issues concerning welfare of the people at large,” the spokesman quoted Mufti as saying during the joint meeting of the PDP and BJP legislators.
He described J&K legislature as one of the “most powerful democratic institutions of the country” and hoped that during the Autumn Session of the Assembly beginning today, the alliance partners will significantly contribute in deriving maximum benefit for the good of the people.
Mufti Sayeed exuded confidence that the opposition parties will play a constructive role during the session, which will facilitate the smooth conduct of business in the houses and would eventually make the proceedings result-oriented.
The deputy chief minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, in his address, assured the meeting that BJP, as alliance partner, will play a positive role in the smooth conduct of proceedings of the House, the spokesman said.
He said BJP is a “responsible party that understands the significance of strengthening the democratic institutions”.
In her address, the PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti, asked legislators to demonstrate maturity and take best advantage of this democratic institution so that the sufferings of the people are ameliorated. She also expressed satisfaction that both the alliance partners share the understanding to play a constructive role, enabling the government to do the best it can for the welfare of the people of the state.