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J-K deadlock: Congress asks PM Modi to rise above ‘narrow confinements of power’


New Delhi: The Congress Party on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rise above narrow confinements of power to form a government with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir, which is at present facing a severe deadlock.

“The progress and path of development begins forthwith. So, we request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rise above the narrow confinements of power and ensure that PDP-BJP Government is formed at the earliest, without trappings of power and in order to ensure progress, peace and development in Jammu and Kashmir,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told ANI.

“The manner in which for nearly last three months, the BJP and the PDP are setting terms with each other does not go well for our democracy. It’s important, particularly when every day we see Pakistan’s attacks on our borders, more so in Jammu and Kashmir, the way terrorists continue to infiltrate.its extremely important that a democratic government fulfils the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.

Surjewala further stated that a sensitive border state like Jammu and Kashmir is of paramount importance, adding that formation of a government and giving an elected government to the people of the state should be the first priority in the national interest.

Earlier today PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Modi at the 7 Race Course Road, in a last ditch effort to renew a partnership between the PDP and the BJP to form government in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mufti, who reached New Delhi yesterday for talks with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership, has called for a legislature party meeting on March 24.

The state is under Governor’s rule since the death of chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed three months back.

However, as per reports, her meeting with the Prime Minister failed to take place and she returned to Srinagar.

PDP-BJP negotiations had hit a roadblock last week when Mehbooba returned to Srinagar on Saturday morning as her expected meeting with Prime Minister Modi to seal a deal did not happen. (ANI)

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