West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee made the headlines when she claimed that she can take possible measures to solve the Kashmir problem as reported by The Statesman. Mamata spoke about her ideas and plans to solve the existing Kashmir issue at the release of her party’s manifesto.
Talking about the Kashmir issue, Mamata said: “To restore peace in Kashmir, we will take the nation’s consent, trust and faith by our side. And we shall proceed towards a brighter future in this respect”.
“Send me to Kashmir. I will stay there for a few months and try to solve the problem,” Mamata said on her time-bound plan to resolve the Kashmir issue.
She said that after the system change at centre, she is looking forward to discussing her plans with the leaders of Mahagathbandhan and to make a move to “resolve the Kashmir problem”.
“Peace and harmony should be restored in Kashmir at any cost. If the leaders want, they can send me to Kashmir. I don’t want any chair for that. I’ll stay in Kashmir for a few months and will try to end the impasse by taking women, youth and students into confidence,” she added.
A question was asked to her on whether it is possible to restore peace in Kashmir valley, Mamata chipped in with a response saying, “Nothing is impossible. If you have the political will, you can restore peace in the Valley”.
“People never believed that peace can return to Junglemahal. But I’ve taken the people into confidence, initiated different development projects and distributed rice at Rs 2 per kg through the public distribution system. I restored peace in Junglemahal,” Mamata Banerjee added.