‘Article 370 permanent, irrevocable’

Srinagar, Apr 8: 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 has 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 has pushed the Kashmir valley to the darkest era, as a result, all the good work done by UPA I & UPA II second under the leadership of Dr Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi has been undone by unholy alliance of PDP-BJP.
Addressing election rallies at Kullar Pahalgam and Khanabal in Anantnag, Mir reiterated Congress’ commitment to safeguarding 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 losing upcoming Lok Sabha elections miserably and was desperate enough to woo the voters by exploiting them on sensitive issues.
He also described the manifesto of BJP as 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 defeat the BJP in order to ensure that the special status of the state is 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 the Congress 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 the BJP of 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 that people of India will vote against BJP to defeat their nefarious designs, Mir added and appealed to 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.