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Mufti Sayeed meets PM


New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to brief him about the situation in the state.

This is the first official meeting of Sayeed with the Prime Minister since he became Chief Minister on March 1 and comes in the backdrop of reports of cabinet expansion in which his party PDP may get a berth.

This was followed by a meeting between Sayeed and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

During the meeting with the Home Minister, Sayeed briefed him about the law and order situation in the state especially the recent attacks on police forces.

Three policemen were gunned down yesterday in Shopian district by suspected terrorists of Lashker-e-Taiba.

Sayeed, who arrived last night, is scheduled to meet all prominent cabinet ministers to discuss issues pertaining to development of Jammu and Kashmir.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh described his discussion with the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister as “good”.

“I had a good meeting with the Chief Minister. We have discussed a range of issues related to the development of the state,” he said.

Speaking to reporters after meeting the Home Minister, Mufti said he discussed wide ranging issues, including the political situation in the state and how to implement the common minimum programme.

“I met the Prime Minister first and then the Home Minister and discussed the present political situation, peace process, action against corruption, development of the state, flood situation etc.

“We have also discussed how to implement the common minimum programme. People of Jammu and Kashmir have given us a large mandate. We want to make Jammu and Kashmir an island of peace again,” he said.

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