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IndiaCong didn’t revoke Article 370 for appeasement’s sake: Shah

Cong didn’t revoke Article 370 for appeasement’s sake: Shah


Karnal, May 20: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday attacked the Congress, saying the party did not revoke Article 370, which allowed special status to  and , for the sake of appeasement .

Addressing an election rally here, Shah reiterated that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) belongs to India and “we will take it back”.

The senior BJP leader also attacked the Congress on the Ram temple issue, saying its top leaders such as Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi did not take part in the temple's consecration ceremony to please the party's minority vote bank.

Targeting the Congress on Kashmir, he said “For appeasement politics, they did not revoke Article 370.”

The Congress did not revoke the article despite a rise in terrorism in  Jammu and Kashmir, he said.

“You all made Narendra Modi ji the Prime Minister for the second time, and on August 5, 2019, he scrapped Article 370. And now our tricolour proudly flutters in Kashmir,” he said.

Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini, who is contesting the Karnal assembly bypoll and former chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who is in fray for the Karnal Lok Sabha seat, were also present in the rally.

Voting for 10 Lok Sabha seats in and the by-election will take place on May 25.

Addressing the gathering in Karnal, Shah told the crowd, “Tell me, is Kashmir ours or not? Say it loudly, your voice should reach Kharge.”

“Kharge sahab, you are 80-year-old but you do not understand the country. Haryana's youth can give their life for Kashmir,” Shah said hitting out at the AICC president.

Shah was alluding to the AICC president's recent remark on why the prime minister spoke about the abrogation of Article 370 during a rally in Rajasthan and not the issues plaguing the state.

The home minister also slammed Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's atom bomb remark that has sparked a political row.

“I want to tell Rahul (Gandhi) baba from this land of Karnal, listen with open ears, this is the BJP government, PoK belongs to India, will remain ours and we will take it back,” he said.




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