Amit Shah Said : ‘ BJP to scrap Article 370 if voted back to power ‘


New Delhi : BJP president Amit Shah Sunday said the Article 370 that gives special powers to Kashmir will be scrapped if Narendra Modi is elected as prime minister again.

Targeting the Congress on the issue of national security, he said the Manmohan Singh-led Congress government did nothing when Pakistan beheaded five Indian soldiers but under Modi rule air strikes were carried out in Balakot.

Addressing a rally at Chogan Maidan in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district, Shah pointed out that Congress leader Sam Pitroda said instead of air strikes, “we should talk to militants”.

“If Pakistan will fire a bullet, we will reply with shell,” the BJP chief said.

He addressed two rallies in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. Shah was campaigning in support of Kangra BJP candidate Kishan Kapoor and Hamirpur sitting MP Anurag Thakur.

Citing former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah’s comment that there should be another prime minister for the state, Shah said, “All this indicated their mindset but if the BJP comes to power again and Modi becomes prime minister, Article 370 will be removed for sure.”

Targeting Pitroda further, the BJP chief said, “If you ask a question regarding the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Congress says ‘hua to hua’. If you ask a question regarding the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai and migration of Kashmiri Pandits, Congress says ‘hua to hua’.”

He claimed that Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s face turned pale when the Modi government had put those behind bars who had raised “Bharat tere tukde honge, inshallah inshallah” slogan at JNU, and now he declared to amend provisions of sedition law in his party manifesto.

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