Mehbooba Mufti did praise Modi: NIC transcript

Last Updated: Sunday, January 1, 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 1, 2012 - 12:12

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