BJP will scrap Article 370 if voted back to power: Shah
Shimla, BJP president Amit Shah Sunday said the Article 370 that gives special powers to Kashmir will be scrapped if Narendra Modi is elected as prime minister again.
Targeting the Congress on the issue of national security, he said the Manmohan Singh-led Congress government did nothing when Pakistan beheaded five Indian soldiers but under Modi rule air strikes were carried out in Balakot.
Addressing a rally at Chogan Maidan in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district, Shah pointed out that Congress leader Sam Pitroda said instead of air strikes, “we should talk to militants”.
“If Pakistan will fire a bullet, we will reply with shell,” the BJP chief said.
He addressed two rallies in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. Shah was campaigning in support of Kangra BJP candidate Kishan Kapoor and Hamirpur sitting MP Anurag Thakur.
Citing former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah’s comment that there should be another prime minister for the state, Shah said, “All this indicated their mindset but if the BJP comes to power again and Modi becomes prime minister, Article 370 will be removed for sure.”