J&K dialogue: CM Mehbooba meets Dineshwar Sharma

Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday late afternoon met GoI appointed interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma, officials said.

The meeting was held at Kashmir House on Prithviraj Road here.

Sharma, the former chief of Intelligence Bureau, was on Monday appointed special representative for a “sustained dialogue” with all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, in a fresh move aimed at bringing peace to the troubled state.

Earlier in the day, Mehbooba met Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The chief minister said she discussed with the home minister on the announcement of a special representative for Jammu and Kashmir, security situation in the state and various development issues.

Mehbooba said a detailed discussions was also held on the Rs 80,000 crore package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.
“Funds are getting released and many development works are going on. Works on AIIMS in the state is also going on,” she said.

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.

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