Political Impasse:Mehbooba makes her final attempt to stitch up coalition


New Delhi: A day after Bhartiya Janata Party senior leader and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that BJP led union government was “committed to agenda of governance in Kashmir”, Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti flew to New Delhi where according to party sources she will meet top BJP brass to end the deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

If party sources are to be believed, Mehbooba will hold one-to-one meeting with top BJP brass in New Delhi on Monday night. 

Sources added that former Finance Minister and PDP leader Dr Haseeb Drabu also left for New Delhi on Monday afternoon. “He will accompany Mehbooba Ji and will likely to be part of every meeting with BJP leaders,” a senior party leader disclosed.

Another leader said that shortly after the Ram Madhav’s statement both Muzaffar Hussain Beigh and Haseeb Drabu had returned to summer capital, however, Drabu has flown back to New Delhi to assist Mehbooba Mufti.

 “Mehbooba Ji is likely to meet PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday,” sources said. “Arun Jaitley’s Sunday statement has rejuvenated the process.”

The scheduled meeting last week between Mehbooba and PM Modi was deferred at the last moment.

J&K is under governor rule since January 07 when former CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed breathed his last in AIIMS New Delhi.

Her daughter, Mehbooba Mufti, had refused to take oath of office as CM seeking J&K specific CBMs from BJP led Union Government.

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