After hour-long discussion, Mehbooba says Central funds, development on track
Noting that violence has come down in the state, Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said funds from the Prime Minister’s package are now getting released and many developmental works, including that of an AIIMS campus, are going on in full swing.
After holding an hour-long meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here along with senior officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the state government, Mehbooba told reporters: “Situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved as violence has come down a lot.”
The meeting on Thursday came in the backdrop of the Centre decidingto appoint former Intelligence Bureau Director Dineshwar Sharma as the special representative, who will hold talks with all stakeholders in the state.
Mehbooba said her discussion with Rajnath Singh revolved around appointment of the special representative for Jammu and Kashmir, security situation in the state and various developmental issues.
She informed that a detailed discussion was also held on the Rs 80,000-crore package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.
“The funds are getting released and many developmental works are going on. The work on AIIMS project in the state is also going on,” she added.
Rajnath Singh and Mehbooba later had a one-on-one meeting for about 15 minutes.
On Monday, the Home Minister had announced Dineshwar’s appointment as the government’s representative for carrying forward a “sustained dialogue” with all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, in a fresh move aimed at bringing peace to the troubled state. Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that Dineshwar would decide whom to engage with for a resolution of the Kashmir issue.
Dineshwar meets Mehbooba
New Delhi: Two days after his appointment, Centre’s interlocutor on Jammu and Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma on Thursday held a meeting with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, officials said. The meeting was held at Kashmir House on Prithviraj Road here. Dineshwar, the former chief of Intelligence Bureau, was on Monday appointed special representative for a “sustained dialogue” with all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, in a fresh move aimed at bringing peace to the troubled state.