Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jammu and Kashmir on November 5 during which he will inaugurate the second phase of Baglihar power project, the state government said today.
Mr Sayeed, who heads a coalition government with the BJP as partner, discussed the overall political and developmental situation in the state with PM Modi. They discussed the measures brought about in bringing transparency and improving governance in the state.
During the meeting, wide-ranging issues including relations with Pakistan, trade and travel across the Line of Control (LoC), skill development, infrastructure building, problems facing PoK refugees and the ‘Agenda of the Alliance’ of the coalition government were discussed, said an official spokesman of the state government said.
“The Chief Minister also discussed with Modi the ‘Agenda of the Alliance’ of the coalition government, in particular transfer of Dul Hasti and Uri hydel power projects to the state,” the spokesman said.
The Prime Minister will be visiting the state on November 5 during which he will also inaugurate the Baglihar II Hydel Power Project, the spokesman said after the meeting.
Mr Sayeed expressed gratitude to PM Modi for the Centre’s support in construction of National Highway as well as in Railways, education, health and rural development sectors. He said with liberal funding, the state government will accelerate developmental activities, particularly in these core sectors, the spokesman added.
With regard to Indo-Pak ties, the Chief Minister pointed out that adverse relations with Pakistan negatively impact the political and developmental processes in the state.
Mr Sayeed also pitched for expanding the scope of cross-LoC trade and travel, which he described as a significant confidence building measure, and for restoring Srinagar-Jeddah flights via Dubai from the Srinagar International Airport.