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J&K govt formation: Father’s decision written in stone, says Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba said she respects the decisions taken by her father which she claimed were always in the interest of the people of the state.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: March 8, 2016 12:14 am
Jammu: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti during a membership drive of the party in Jammu on Friday. PTI Photo (PTI3_4_2016_000205B) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti during a membership drive of the party in Jammu on Friday. (Source: PTI)

Softening her stand over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Monday termed her father’s decision of going with the BJP as final. “Mere liye mere walid ka faisla pathar ki lakeer hai (for me the decision taken by my father is written in stone),’’ she said, while addressing PDP workers in Kupwara district. She, however, added that the agenda of alliance her father had drafted with the BJP was also as important as his word.

“There are some conditions that have to be fulfilled by the Centre. I am not demanding it from BJP, and it is not a BJP-PDP issue. It’s a question of what the Centre wants to do for the people of J&K,” she said.

Mehbooba, however, reiterated that it was binding on her to respect the will of her father.

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“When a will is made by a father, it becomes mandatory for the child to follow that path…The decision of forming the coalition government with BJP by Mufti sahab had another side to it and that was to benefit the people of the state and keep it united,’’ she said, claiming that her father took a difficult decision to bring peace and development to J&K and to restore the dignity of people.

She recalled how her father convinced then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee to initiate dialogue with Hurriyat. “And talks were held,” she said. About his relationship with Narendra Modi, she said he had the confidence to convince the PM to visit Pakistan to break the ice. “When Modiji went to Pakistan, Mufti sahab was in hospital. When I informed him, his reply was there was no other option available for the two countries.”

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    Aj
    Mar 8, 2016 at 5:26 am
    Fathers 'will 'did take a while to be executed !! Politicians like Ms Mufti do take most other people in the country for absolute fools - unaware of the fact that people today can easily read through the facade and think for themselves. God knows how much horse trading and backdoor deals went into this process and she probably realized she had a simple choice to make in the end - either BJP or snap polls. Everyone in the country knew that all along - except for her. Who then is an ultimate fool in the end ??
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      Prem
      Mar 8, 2016 at 12:57 am
      It is time PDP forgets all difference with BJP and forms the govt. They should develop the state so that people are confident, secure and peaceful. Let us change for the goodbye all.
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        babu
        Mar 8, 2016 at 5:13 am
        You both don't have any other options Lalu Bhains has perdicted next election on you both have PATHAR HI PATHAR (STONE) both of you fate
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          HILARY
          Mar 8, 2016 at 7:06 am
          Good to see BJP embracing Afzal Guru supporters in Kashmir. That shows tremendous flexibility in approach, which is an important item in business administration. No wonder that will fetch excellent results.
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            HILARY
            Mar 8, 2016 at 7:03 am
            Father was in the stone age. That explains many things.
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