Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a final call on how to go forward to resolve the Kashmir violence following his meeting with Jammu and Kashmir governor N.N. Vohra, who briefed him about the ground situation on Friday. There were talks with L K Advani (in Kashmir). "I say today with authority and I will be criticised for it also". "It's a sign of strength that PM Modi visited Lahore in just an hour".
"The previous prime minister also wanted to visit Pakistan, but could not".
Mufti came out in strong support of Prime Minister Modi saying he alone can help the people of the state in these troubling circumstances. "He also would have tried to end the confrontation between the two countries, but he had no courage to do that".
Amid speculations of the Centre dismissing her administration and imposing Governor's Rule in the state, Mehbooba threw her weight behind Modi and praised the PM for his surprise Christmas visit to Lahore two years ago.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday reiterated her stand of initiating the dialogue process to restore peace in Kashmir. Recalling the "path breaking initiatives" of the three-year Mufti government beginning in 2002, she said India and Pakistan signed historical ceasefire agreement along their borders and started the cross-LoC bus and truck services. "That lava has now spread in the Valley and we are facing it".
The function was disrupted twice following a minor clash between former Congress minister Gulchain Singh Charak and BJP workers.
About the development work in the state, she said the ongoing strife in Kashmir affects the development of Jammu.
They warned that Kashmiri people or vehicles from the state will not be allowed to enter Punjab if Amarnath Yatra was disturbed this time.
Those who take the law into their own hands will be dealt with appropriately, she said after inaugurating a 1.5 km flyover here.
To a question, the BJP leader said that the National Democratic Alliance government is more success full than the United Progressive Alliance government in tackling the activities of Maoists.
Speaker of the legislative assembly Kavinder Gupta complimented the people on the completion of the project.