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Mehbooba meets PM Modi, PDP-BJP alliance revival on cards

Decks seem to have been cleared for revival of PDP-BJP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir with the regional party chief Mehbooba Mufti meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi here today in renewed efforts for formation of a government after a prolonged deadlock.

After the 15-minute meeting at the Prime Minister’s residence, 56-year-old Mehbooba told reporters it was “very positive” and “good” in addressing issues pertaining to the people of the state and that she was “very satisfied”.

The meeting took place a day after Mehbooba arrived here barely three days after she had returned to the Kashmir Valley after her talks with BJP President Amit Shah had hit a road block.

After hardening of her stand following her father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed’s demise on January seven this year, the PDP Chief is understood to climbed down on her demands for assurances like handing over of power projects to the state, enhancing relief to flood victims and vacation of land by the army. She, however, remained non-committal on these issues.

“We are seeing a stalemate for last two to three months over government formation in the state but today I am satisfied. I am very satisfied,” she said and announced that the party’s future course of action would be announced at the PDP legislature party meeting this Thursday.

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