Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has said that he has seen many Prime Ministers in India but no one is like the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Expressing his happiness over the Rs 80,000 crore package announced for the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Sayeed sad that the Prime Minister has been ‘completely focused’ on the development of the state.
He praised the Centre for its Rs 2000 crore package for the one-time settlement of Pakistan-administered Kashmiri refugees and Chambh displaced persons as well as separate packages for J&K migrants and the victims of 2014 floods.
Talking about the PDP-BJP coalition, Sayeed said that as a Chief Minister it is his responsibility to address the concerns of its alliance partner.
“Even two brothers have point of difference. What is our job? I have a mission to resolve contradictions and if I did not coordinate with both the ruling parties then who am I and what is my responsibility?”
Sayeed said that both the parties have joined hands to respect the mandate which was given to them by people in the elections.
Admitting that there are problems and concerns regarding the alliance, but Chief Minister made it clear that it is his priority to make coordination with his alliance partner BJP.
Sayeed said that he will address the concerns of his alliance partner.
Talking about the ‘ brief meeting’ between Modi and Nawaz, the Chief Minister said the improvement of relations between India and Pakistan is an evolutionary process.
“I do not know what they discussed during their meeting but it was good for both the countries.”
Declining the concerns about the radicalisation in Kashmir, Sayeed said that Kashmir has already gone through very bad times in the past. They have seen the repercussions by taking guns.
About the increasing militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, Sayeed is hopeful that history will not repeat itself.
Commenting on the remarks of Farooq Abdullah that PoK is part of Pakistan, Sayeed that it is an evolutionary process, and there is no need to jump the guns.