"We hope that the NDA government headed by Narendra Modi would follow the path shown by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee while initiating historic steps to normalise relations between India and Pakistan," Mehbooba said while addressing a PDP workers' convention in Poonch district.
    
"Our party has joined NDA with the hope that it can work together with the country's leadership to restore peace and stability in Jammu and Kashmir. We would continue our efforts in this regard," he added.
    
Mehbooba said the political leadership of the two countries will have to snub those elements who have been raising "war hysteria".
    
"Peace and political stability are imperative for J&K's development and economic prosperity. PDP visualises and is striving for a space of dignity and opportunity for the people of J&K in a larger paradigm of peace and stability in the South Asian region.
    
"The recurrent flare-up along the borders in J&K and the consequent tragic loss of lives keeps us reminding of the inevitability of sitting across the table to find a just and pragmatic solution to all the contentious issues," she said.

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