No harm in Standing with BJP - Mehbooba Mufti
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday softened her stand over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.
The state has been under Governor's Rule since January 7 after then chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away.
Speaking on government formation in the state, the PDP president said she is not afraid of criticism for allying with BJP and she is not adamant on the precondition that the Centre first initiate confidence-building measures to create a congenial atmosphere for its functioning.
"Mein ziddi nahin hoon. Agar mujhe laghta hai ki central government riyasat ki behtari ke liye kaam kar raha hai to mujhe sarkar bananey mein koi objection nahin hai (I am not a stubborn person, if it is for welfare of the state then surely Government will be formed)," she told party workers after launching a membership drive in Jammu.
"Mufti Sahab ne jis maqsad k liye bada faisla kiya,agar maqsad poora hua to koi diqqat nhi ki log BJP ke saath jane pe kya kahenge (if the reasons are fulfilled for which Mufti Sahab took that big desicion, there's no harm being with BJP for the masses)," she added.
Earlier, Mehbooba had added conditions for the realliance with BJP as she said Jammu and Kashmir should become the bridge for India and Pakistan's friendship.
According to reports, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav had flown to Srinagar and held talks with the PDP chief after which he had said that "both parties are positive" on continuing with the arrangement.
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