CM Mehbooba discusses centre’s ‘J&K dialogue’ initiative with HM Rajnath

Srinagar

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Thursday said situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved a lot as violence has come down significantly.

After holding an hour-long meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, she said, “Situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved as violence has come down a lot.”

Mehbooba discussed with the home minister the appointment of interlocutor for holding dialogue with stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, security situation in the state and various development issues.

Mehbooba said a detailed discussion was also held on the Rs 80,000 Cr package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.

Apart from the home minister and the chief minister, senior officials of the home ministry and the Jammu and Kashmir government attended the meeting, which lasted for about 45 minutes.

Singh and Mehbooba later had a one-on-one meeting for about 15 minutes.

On Monday, the home minister had announced Sharma’s appointment as the government’s representative for carrying forward a “sustained dialogue” with all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir and to “understand the legitimate aspirations of people.”

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