Abrogation of Art 370: BJP Leaders Hail Move, Cong Split on Issue
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President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday, 6 August, declared the abrogation of the provisions of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The move came after both Houses of Parliament passed a resolution in this regard.
The Congress Working Committee late on Tuesday deplored the "unilateral, brazen and totally undemocratic" manner in which provisions of Article 370 were abrogated and J&K was bifurcated into two Union Territories.
- While the Congress high command vehemently opposed the abrogation of Article 370, many of its leaders supported Centre’s decision
- UP CM Yogi Adityanath, ex-Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and other BJP stalwarts welcomed the move
'Dream of One India Completed by PM Modi': CM Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday, 6 August, congratulated the residents of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh regions after the resolution to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution and the J&K Reorganisation Bill, 2019 were passed in the Parliament.
"The dream of one India that our freedom fighters saw has been completed by PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah today," ANI quoted Adityanath as saying.
'Passage of J&K Bill Momentous Occasion, New Dawn Awaits': PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed the passage of bills on Jammu and Kashmir in Parliament as a "momentous occasion" in parliamentary democracy and said that a ‘new dawn’ awaits the people there as they are now free from the ‘shackles’ of vested interest groups.
"Together we are, together we shall rise and together we will fulfil the dreams of 130 crore Indians! A momentous occasion in our parliamentary democracy, where landmark bills pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir have been passed with overwhelming support!" Modi said in a series of tweets.
'Headless Chicken': Jaitley Takes on Cong for Opposition to End Special Status of J&K
BJP veteran Arun Jaitley took on the Congress on Tuesday for its opposition to end special status of Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the party was a "headless chicken".
Jaitley, a former union minister, also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have earned a place in history, asserting that the vision of party's ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee has proved correct and that of Jawaharlal Nehru a "failure", PTI reported.
'Kovind Does a Fakhruddin': Ramachandra Guha on Article 370
‘President Ram Nath Kovind did a Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed,’ historian Ramachandra Guha said on Monday after the government effectively revoked Article 370 through a presidential order.
Ahmed, who was the fifth president of India, signed the declaration of Emergency in 1975.
"President Kovind does a Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed," Guha said.
"This is not democracy, this is authoritarianism, the handiwork of paranoid, insecure rulers who daren't even have a proper debate inside or outside Parliament," he added.
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