Srinagar: PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that Mufti Sayeed, her late father and former chief minister also believed that Narendra Modi backed by the right wing could carry forward the dialogue process initiated by the former Indian PM Atal Bihariu Vajapyee.
In a tweet, Mehbooba said:
Mufti Sb too like Pak PM believed that Modi a BJP PM backed by right wing could carry forward process of dialogue initiated by Vajpayee ji . Cong couldn’t do so as it feared backlash from BJP & other right wing parties . But Modi despite a huge mandate frittered away that chance
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) April 10, 2019
Earlier, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said that said there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if PM Narendra Modi’s BJP comes to power again.
Khan said that the Congress party might be too scared to seek a settlement with Pakistan over Kashmir, fearing a backlash from the right wing if they come to power.
“Perhaps if the BJP – a right-wing party – wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached,” Imran Khan told journalists in an interview.