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PDP ready to work with Modi, if needed: Mehbooba Mufti


Srinagar, March 21: Jammu and Kashmir's main opposition party, People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday gave strong indications that her party may form an alliance with the NDA, ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

"We will work with any government ensuring resolution of Kashmir issue", Mufti said.

She asserted that PDP is ready to work with Narendra Modi, if needed, "for the sake of the state".

Off late, PDP has been praising BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and BJP unit in J&K has also avoided PDP's criticism.

According to HT report, party spokesperson Naeem Akhtar said, "Atal Bihari Vajpayee "proved a statesman when he extended his hand of friendship to Pakistan and people of Kashmir during his tenure."

Will work with any government ensuring resolution of Kashmir issue: PDP

However, he added, "We have no alliance with the BJP. For the assembly elections too, we intend to form a government on our own."

In February, Mufti said, "We are not among the parties who drop hints. We have said this and are saying now that we will not have any truck with BJP."

"So, whether the next government would be of UPA or BJP, we can persuade them for anything related to Jammu and Kashmir without having an alliance. We do not need to join ourselves with any party," the PDP president had said.

In past, PDP has worked with NDA and tried to resolve Kashmir issue.

"PDP and BJP are propagandist parties fooling the people through misinformation and falsehood", J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah had said.

In November last year, Abdullah had said that the PDP and BJP thrive on "wedging apart society".

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