‘There is no other option than talks’
Srinagar: A day after the Union government denied any proposal from Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti over the talks with Pakistan, the state government on Thursday said that such proposals or documents don’t exist on official records.
Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Government spokesman and Minister for works, Naeem Akhtar said that the proposals or documents related to talks from the state don’t exist in the official documents.
“Agenda of Alliance is woven around Dialogue. There is no other option than talks,” Akhtar said.
He added that Prime Minister Narinder Modi has himself initiated talk by going to Pakistan and in return, Pakistan didn’t follow the same path.
The government of India’s minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram on Wednesday in a reply to a question said that there is no proposal from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti seeking a dialogue with Pakistan for bringing peace in the state.
In a written reply to a question by Shiromani Akali Dal member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on whether the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir has recently asked the GoI to talk to Pakistan for peace in the state, Ahir said, “No such proposal has been received from the state government.”