Article 370 permanent & irrevocable, says J&K PCC chief

Srinagar: Stating that Special Status granted to Jammu and Kashmir was permanent and irrevocable and cannot be diluted, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G A Mir accused BJP of misleading people over Abrogation of Article 370 and 35 A and other sensitive issues for electoral gains.

Mir, who is Congress candidate from Anantnag parliamentary constituency, reminded the people of 2016 unrest under PDP-BJP Rule, which had pushed the Kashmir valley into the darkest ear, and as a result, all the good work done by UPA I & UPA II under the leadership of Dr Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi had been undone by the unholy alliance of PDP-BJP.

Addressing election rallies at Kullar Pahalgam and Khanabal in Anantnag, Mir reiterated Congress party’s commitment to safeguard the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir state, rejecting the BJP’s manifesto in which the party has once again raked abrogation of Article 370. He said the matter of the fact is that BJP will lose the upcoming Lok Sabha elections miserably and was terribly desperate to woo the voters by exploiting them on sensitive issues.

Mir also described the manifesto of BJP a bundle of lies.

Hitting out at PDP for failing people on all counts, Mir said people of Kashmir especially South Kashmir who voted PDP to power in 2014 feel that they have been punished for voting in favour of PDP.

They voted and supported PDP to stop and defeat the BJP in making inroads to ensure that the special status of the State is not diluted, but the BJP’s continued tirade against the Art 370 exposed PDP before the people. 

People have suffered immensely due to the surrender of PDP before BJP, the unholy alliance despite the anger among the people against BJP came into existence, which was taken as punishment by the people of South Kashmir.

He said Congress Party was the architect of Art 370 and 35A of the Constitution of India and will not allow any power to even touch it. We are committed to the dignity and honour of the people in the country and in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh in the State and will do every to address their concerns, Mir maintained.

Accusing BJP for adopting anti-minority policies in the country, Mir said people of India have always remained in communal harmony, but the Central government under PM Narendra Modi was trying hard to divide people on religious and regional lines to gain political mileage. But, he said, I am confident people of India will vote against BJP to defeat their nefarious designs, Mir added and appealed the people to caste their vote in favour of Congress Candidates to ensure their victory, for the fact, the victory of Congress Party amounts to safeguarding the unity, harmony and brotherhood in the country and State. (UNI)

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