Farooq asks Modi to make Mehbooba govt deliver amid unrest

\ New Delhi, Oct 28 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir\\’s former Chief\Minister Farooq Abdullah today called on Prime Minister\Narendra Modi seeking his intervention to make the state\\’s\PDP-led government \\"deliver on ground\\" to provide succour to\people reeling under continued unrest in the Valley.\ He also pitched for starting a dialogue with \\"all\stakeholders who are willing to talk\\" in order to defuse the\volatile situation in the state.\ It was the first meeting between Abdullah and Modi after\the latter assumed office.\ The National Conference chief extended complete support\to \\"all effective steps\\" that the Centre may take to bring\relief to the people in the state.\ \\"Education and tourism sectors are the biggest sufferers\today. The state government is taking no steps to bring any\relief to the common man. Now its up to the Centre to step in\and ask its alliance partner (PDP) to deliver on ground,\\"\Abdullah told PTI after the meeting.\ Abdullah also raised the problems faced by the people\living along the Line of Control and International Border and\said they should be relocated immediately as tension continued\to mount.\ The former Chief Minister, who has been touring the\state of late, said the Prime Minister gave him a patient\hearing and was receptive to the suggestions he made.\ \\"I am sure that the Prime Minister will urgently address\all the issues that have been flagged by me and others from\the state,\\" he said.\ The former Chief Minister said the National Conference\had played the role of a constructive opposition party and\would continue to do so.\ \\"We are willing to do anything for the people of the\state who have been victims of unrest for over three monthsow.\ \\"The education sector has suffered. Tourism industry,\which is the mainstay of the economy, has been hit badly…I\have requested to take into consideration all these factors\and make attempts to bring some relief to the people in the\state,\\" he said.\ \\"The meeting took place in the most cordial atmosphere\and the Prime Minister was equally concerned about the\situation in the state,\\" the NC leader said.\ As many as 85 people, including two policemen, have been\killed and thousands others injured in the unrest in the\Valley triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant\Burhan Wani on July 8. Around 5,000 security forces personnel\have also been injured in clashes. PTI SKL SK\SK\


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