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Mehbooba calls on Amit Shah, likely to meet PM Modi soon
3/17/2016 11:51:28 PM
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Srinagar, Mar 17: In a major development Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti met the BJP President Amit Shah in New Delhi on late Thursday evening triggering speculations that government formation in Jammu and Kashmir is on cards.
Sources said there was no clear indication whether PDP and BJP have made any headway on government formation in JK or not.
The PDP, which toughened its stance after Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's demise by seeking concrete plans for the state's development the before the coalition could be resumed, may latch on to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statement in the Lok Sabha in which he promised speedy implementation of all the projects.
The PDP president, who was in the national capital to attend the budget session of Parliament, drove in a car without security for a meeting that lasted nearly 30 minutes, sources said.
Both the parties maintained silence on the meeting but sources in the know said it was part of the intense efforts being undertaken by the two parties before resuming the coalition.
Former Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, who is considered one of the architects of the coalition worked during Sayeed's time, is also understood to have been doing the ground work for bringing together PDP which has 27 MLAs and BJP's 25 MLAs in the 87-member State Assembly.
The sources said consultations with some of the ministries have been undertaken and the state may soon witness the end of Governor's rule which came into force from January 8 this year after Mehbooba decided against taking over the reins after her father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's death.
Jaitley had announced in Parliament earlier this week promised that the Centre will speedily implement all the projects announced as part of special package to Jammu and Kashmir.
"Prime Minister has announced special package for J&K. We want that the three regions of the J&K are developed very fast," Jaitley said in reply to debate on Budget in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
Mehbooba had said last month that before taking a call on continuing the alliance, she wants to "reassess" whether the Narendra Modi government would take substantive steps within a 'set time-frame' to address the "core" political and economic issues of the state.
Sources said that Mehbooba, who was scheduled to return to Srinagar today, has deferred her programme for some days. " Mehbooba is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in coming days to discuss the government formation," sources added.
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