Srinagar: After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday at his residence, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti stressed the need for having a discussion with the concerned parties to improve the situation in the state.
“It is important to hold talks at the latest… There is a need for conducive atmosphere for talks, and for governance,” Then Indian Express quoted Mehbooba told reporters after the meeting.
Mehbooba also said that she discussed the low voting percentage in the recently Srinagar by-polls with PM Modi.
“I discussed the issue of less voting percentage in recent elections, and security situation in Jammu and Kashmir with Prime Minister Modi,” she said, according to ANI.
Mufti said PM Modi has assured her he will follow policies laid down by former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee to resolve situation in Kashmir. “Modi ji has repeatedly said that he would follow Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji’s footsteps, whose policy is of reconciliation not confrontation,” she added.