Consensus On GST Implementation My Govt's Biggest Achievement, Says Mehbooba Mufti

Consensus On GST Implementation My Govt's Biggest Achievement, Says Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is in the national capital, will meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday.

However, the Jammu and Kashmir Coordination Committee (JKCC), has called for a rollback of the presidential order, terming it an "eyewash", saying the government has totally surrendered its tax powers with regard to GST to the parliament.

Mufti's meeting with the home minister in the national capital in the wake of the attack on Amarnath pilgrims on July 10, in which seven persons died, lasted for nearly an hour after it commenced at 11.30am. "Until the whole nation and all political parties are united, we can not win this fight", she said.

The two leaders likely discussed the security situation in the conflict-ridden state. Seven pilgrims were killed and 19 injured in Anantnag district in a terror attack while returning from the Amarnath cave shrine on Monday. "Unfortunately China has also started interfering in the matter", said Mufti.

In the meeting that lasted a little over 30 minutes, the leaders discussed the security measures being adopted to ensure tourists and pilgrims in the state were kept out of harm's way, and the direction the ongoing investigation into the attack was taking.

However, she expressed happiness over the major political parties making joint efforts for a solution to the Kashmir issue.

She further added, "The war we are fighting in Kashmir isn't that of law and order problems". To this, the ninth CM of Kashmir said that President Pranab Mukherjee reaffirmed of keeping Article 370 protected.

Mehbooba said the PDP was formed to strengthen democratic ethos in the state by providing an alternative narrative, thereby giving voice to sentiments of people.