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Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed denied the perception that he was unhappy with Delhi. He said Prime Minister Modi is focused and believes “more expectations than expected were fulfilled.”
“I am grateful to the Government of India for their support,” Mufti told reporters soon after the cabinet meeting was over. “I have seen so many prime Ministers but Narendra Modi is totally focused.”
Asked about the India Pakistan relations, Mufti said the two leaders have met in Paris. It is a good start, he said. He said he is not aware of what transpired between the two leaders but the “atmosphere was good”. He further said that “history will repeat when in our times bloodshed was stopped on the borders.” While talking about Pakistan, he said “recently I read that two army jawans were killed in Pakistan. They too are suffering. Our job should be reconciliation”.
On talks, Mufti said, “pehle apnun ko milana tha. Donu partiyan mili.” He though agreed that its “challenging job.”
On Dr Farooq Abdullah’s suggestion that India and Pakistan should retain what they have of Kashmir, Mufti said there is no need to jump to the conclusions. “It is an evolutionary process,” he said. “Let us see how it evolves. We want to make things easy,” he asserted.
Mufti refused to take the rising intolerance in India seriously. He said India is a great democracy and there are enough of inherent checks and balances.
On his recent meeting with BJP ministers and MLAs, Mufti while answering a question said that “even brothers have differences. We have address them.”
“I am here to listen. What my job is,” he added.
Mufti said the cricket matches will be played in the stadium where Prime Minister Modi made a speech. “But the international cricket will take some time,” he said.
Asked about the State Accountability Commission, Mufti said he will see how it can be strengthened. He, however, said sometimes even the innocents get an impact.
Mufti was flanked by Dr Nirmal Singh, Naeem Akhatra and Chaudhary Zulfikaar Ali.