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Centre distances Itself from Remarks of J&K CM Mufti Mohammad

New Delhi, March 02: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh kept distance from the controversial remarks of Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who said after the swearing-in ceremony that the Pakistan, Hurriyat and militant outfits allowed the democratic process to go ahead in the state.

After opposition parties in Lok Sabha demanded explanation from the government over the issue, Rajnath Singh said that his government and party do not agree with the statement of the J&K CM for the smooth conduct of assembly polls in the state.

He gave all the credits to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission and the troops for the peaceful elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government received flak from opposition members after Mufti soon after taking oath as the CM of Jammu and Kashmir made a controversial statement by giving the credits to Hurriyat, militants and Pakistan for the smooth conduct of the polls in the state.

The opposition parties targeted the PDP-BJP alliance over such remarks.

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