Modi Accepts Mufti’s Invitation

KL Report

SRINAGAR

People’s Democratic Party Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Friday said that both his party and BJP have got the opportunity to unite hearts and minds of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

After meeting and inviting PM Narendra Modi to the searing in ceremony to be held in Jammu, Mufti said, “history has given us a second chance, we should respect people’s verdict. We have got the opportunity to unite hearts and minds of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”

Mufti, who is set to become the Chief Minister, said he has invited PM Mod for the swearing in ceremony. “I have invited PM for swearing-in ceremony on March 1, he said he will be attending the ceremony,” Mufti said.

PDP patron met PM Modi this morning, days after their parties finalised an alliance to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir.

The alliance between the two parties announced last week, had faced a last-minute hitch, which was sorted out at a meeting late on Wednesday night. For a time, there were apprehensions that Modi-Mufti meeting and the oath ceremony might have to be postponed.

“When asked about the differences between the two parties, Mufti said, “we have successfully managed all the differences by virtue of a common ground.” He however did not give details of the “common ground”.

The two parties, ideological opposites, are expected to govern the state on the basis of a common minimum programme (CMP). They spent the last two months in attempts to bridge the political and ideological differences.

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