Mehbooba Mufti did praise Modi: NIC transcript
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 01, 2012, 12:12
  
New Delhi: PDP President Mehbooba Mufti praised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his approach to investment proposals, a transcript of her speech made public after some remarks triggered a row showed.

Mehbooba while referring to her interaction with a Muslim businessman who spoke of Modi's quick response to a business proposal had also said at the National Integration Council(NIC) meeting that such actions were necessary to reach out to minorities who will in turn respond positively.

According to the transcript of the deliberations of the meeting released by the Union Home Ministry on its official website, the PDP leader focussed on the need for giving more opportunities for minorities including reservation in government jobs.

"I recall once I was in Chennai and I met some one, a Muslim businessman, and he told me that he had gone to see Gujarat Chief Minister (Narendra Modi), and he said I was very impressed. I had an appointment with him regarding some business deal and he had got all the officers there, around him.

"They did not take even ten minutes and he got his job done. So, I mean, people, minorities, Muslims they are looking forward some kind, some kind of step forward, some kind of reaching out, which I think, we are missing.

According to the transcript of the deliberations of the meeting released by the Union Home Ministry on its official website, the PDP leader focussed on the need for giving more opportunities for minorities including reservation in government jobs.

"I recall once I was in Chennai and I met some one, a Muslim businessman, and he told me that he had gone to see Gujarat Chief Minister (Narendra Modi), and he said I was very impressed. I had an appointment with him regarding some business deal and he had got all the officers there, around him.

"They did not take even ten minutes and he got his job done. So, I mean, people, minorities, Muslims they are looking forward some kind, some kind of step forward, some kind of reaching out, which I think, we are missing.

Sushma had made the remarks on the concluding day of Modi's 'Sadhbhavna' three-day fast in Ahmedabad in September. Mehbooba hit back and described Sushma's claim as baseless and untrue. "I have never praised Modi nor recommended any businessman to him for favour. It is all rubbish," she had said.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, January 01, 2012, 12:12


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