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Dialogue, not ‘warmongering’ is PDP’s agenda: Mehbooba


Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Saturday, said the “emerging scenario” in the state can be addressed best by following the vision of late CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, asserting that her party’s agenda has always been dialogue and discourse, not “warmongering”.

“My party’s agenda has always been dialogue and discourse and not warmongering. The emerging scenario in Jammu & Kashmir and the subcontinent can be addressed best by executing and following the vision of late Mufti sahib,” she said.

Addressing a meeting of party’s district and zonal presidents of Jammu province on Friday, she said the situation of past few months in the state and the consequent acrimonious relations between India and Pakistan could be resolved by implementing the political philosophy of the ex-J&K CM. She reminded the delegates that since its inception in 1999, the party has always stood for dialogue, peace and harmonious relations between India and Pakistan.

She said the late leader took a very difficult but bold decision to join hands with BJP to form a government, only to serve the best interests of Jammu & Kashmir and pursue his agenda of dialogue and development which could not be pursued after he had left office in 2005.

“He could have formed government otherwise also but chose a difficult path for himself just to ease the state’s people of their difficulties,” she said.          –PTI