Article 370 will be scrapped if we return to power: Amit Shah

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Article 370 will be scrapped if we return to power: Amit Shah
Article 370 will be scrapped if we return to power: Amit Shah

New Delhi : Addressing election rallied in Himachal Pradesh, BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that his party will scrap the Article 370, which gives a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, if they are voted back in power.

Addressing a rally in Chamba, which falls under the Kangra Lok Sabha seat, Shah said, "(Congress president) Rahul baba s (Gandhi s) friend (former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister) Omar Abdullah ji has said that Kashmir should have a different prime minister Can there be two prime ministers in one country? These people want to separate Kashmir from the rest of the country."

Rahul Gandhi, on the other hand, has remained silent over Omar Abdullah's comment as he also believes that the views may decrease the vote bank share of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha Election 2019.

Seeking votes for BJP candidate from Kangra, Kishan Kapoor, Shah said, I have come here to tell you that if you make Kishan Kapoor an MP and make (Narendra) Modi ji the prime minister, we will endure that Article 370 is scrapped from Kashmir.

Shah said that while the BJP says that it will scrap Article 370 if voted to power, the Congress, on the other hand, says (in its election manifesto) that it will scrap the sedition law.

The Congress manifesto states that the party would omit Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (that defines the offence of sedition) that has been misused.