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Will Congress restore Article 370 if it comes to power? Questions BJP

Last Updated on November 16, 2020 at 7:45 pm

On Monday, the BJP attacked its opponents in Jammu and Kashmir by saying that their stand on a number of issues especially, restoration of Article 370 matches the stand of countries like Pakistan. The BJP also asked the Congress if it agrees with the views of the People’s Democratic Party and the National Conference which, according to them, are “anti-national”.

Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Addressed a press conference in which he cited many pro-people central laws that have been introduced to the Union Territory after the repeal of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August, 2019. He also asked if the Congress supports the annulment of these pro-people laws by bringing back Article 370.

He also pointed out the “anti-national” views of National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti and asked if the stand of Congress over them. Farooq Abdullah had favoured China’s support for restoration of the Article 370 while Mehbooba Mufti said that she would not raise the national flag of India until the state flag of Jammu and Kashmir is not restored.

Prasad said that earlier women were deprived of property rights in the UT if they married outside the region and anti-corruption laws, reservation for the disadvantaged or lower sections of society and many other “humanist” central laws were not implemented in the erstwhile state. He also accused the Gupkar alliance of working to push the region towards “narrow conservatism”.

He said that if a Muslim or Hindu girl from Jammu and Kashmir marry a boy from outside the region, then she would not enjoy any right in the property of her father. We have changed the law and restored her rights in her father’s property, he said.

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra also attacked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over comments from former US president Barack Obama. He also targeted the Congress over its ties with the National Conference and the People’s Democratic Party.

Sambit Patra joked that when Obama got to know Rahul Gandhi in four-five days then the people who deal with him on a regular basis would also have realized what he is.

On Sunday Rashtriya Janata Dal’s (RJD) national vice president Shivanand Tiwary questioned the campaign run by Rahul Gandhi and complained that he did not spend enough time in the recent elections.