March 2016 News

Had Positive Meeting With PM, Says Mehbooba

22 March 2016

New Delhi: Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said she had a 'positive meeting' with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. 'It has been a positive meeting with PM and I will go back to Srinagar and take the next step,' Mufti told the media outside the Prime Minister's official residence at 7 Race Course Road. 'I am content after meeting PM,' she added. 'Stalemate (in J&K) has been continuing since two-three months. I feel positive after this meeting,' said Mehbooba, daughter of late chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayed. She also said that she has called for a legislature party meeting on Thursday and will take further decision there. Mufti, who reached New Delhi yesterday for talks with the BJP leadership, has called for a legislature party meeting on March 24. The state is under Governor's rule since the death of chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed three months back. However, as per reports, her meeting with the Prime Minister failed to take place and she returned to Srinagar. PDP- BJP negotiations had hit a roadblock last week when Mehbooba returned to Srinagar on Saturday morning as her expected meeting with Prime Minister Modi to seal a deal did not happen.