Mamta Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal has said that she can try solve the Kashmir issue by staying there for a few months.
According to a report by the Statesman, Banerjee said, “Send me to Kashmir. I will stay there for a few months and try to solve the problem.”
She added, “Peace and harmony should be restored in Kashmir at any cost. If the leaders want, they can send me to Kashmir. I don’t want any chair for that. I’ll stay in Kashmir for a few months and will try to end the impasse by taking women, youth and students into confidence,” the report quoted her as saying.
When asked whether it was possible to restore peace in Kashmir valley, Mamata Banerjee iterated : “Nothing is impossible. If you have the political will, you can restore peace in the Valley. ”
“People never believed that peace can return to Junglemahal. But I’ve taken the people into confidence, initiated different development projects and distributed rice at Rs 2 per kg through public distribution system. I restored peace in Junglemahal,” Miss Banerjee said, adding : “In Darjeeling I first went there as railway minister and initiated dialogues with the then GJMM leaders. Later, I visited the hills many times, created development boards and finally restored peace by launching development programmes and forming the district of Kalimpong.”