Stating that quitting government is no option, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Asiea Naqash Monday said that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti would continue to hold chair as a responsible elected representative of people.
"Holding chair of Chief Ministership is a bigger responsibility. Stories like 'Leaving chair' are only newspaper stories," she told media persons on the sidelines of event organized by Srinagar Municipal Corporation here.
"When you win 28 seats (in assembly polls) and became the Chief Minister. To quit the chair is not a small decision," she said when asked CM had said she would quit if dialogue process would not be initiated.
"PDP will continue effort to impress upon coalition partner to agree on our points. Sometimes, people may feel that there is rift over different point of view between two coalition partners. It doesn't mean government will collapse. We have enough time to fulfill the promises," she said.
Earlier, she lauded the efforts of sweepers for maintaining sanitation in Srinagar city. The event was organized by Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) under the title "Bada Khana." During the event, SMC senior officials relished Kashmiri wazwan with sweepers.
"It is an event to express our gratitude towards to all sweepers who keep our city clean. We want to encourage them and tell them that we are among them and they are among us," said SMC Commissioner, Dr Shafqat Khan.