Mehbooba meets PM, wants his personal interest on J&K rebuilding

PDP, the opposition party of Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take personal interest in ensuring that the lives of people of the flood-hit state are rebuilt expeditiously and give a sense of security to "demoralised" inhabitants.

New Delhi: PDP, the opposition party of Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take personal interest in ensuring that the lives of people of the flood-hit state are rebuilt expeditiously and give a sense of security to "demoralised" inhabitants.

PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti led a party delegation to Modi and presented a memorandum in which the party wants setting up of a special reconstruction group under the PM and including economists, hydrologists, flood control engineers, urban and rural development specialists and health managers.

The state could complement the effort with its own experts to make it sustainable, the memorandum said

Mehbooba later told that the focus has to be on how to go about rebuilding the state and there should be personal interest of Modi who is seen as a "man of action".

"The economic package announced by the Centre will take its own time to be implemented but it is time to show results. People of the state are demoralised. There is a sense of insecurity. The Prime Minister himself needs to give an assurance that he and his government are going to do all to rebuild the state," she said.

Asked about the Prime Minister's response, Mehbooba said he gave an assurance that he will do whatever is possible.

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