JP Nadda slams P Chidambaram over comment on Article 370, says Congress using 'divide India' strategy
Chidambaram had said that the 'arbitrary and unconstitutional' decisions of the Narendra Modi government on Jammu and Kashmir must be rescinded
New Delhi: BJP president JP Nadda on Friday hit out at the Congress over its demand for restoring Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, saying since it has no good governance agenda to talk about, it is back to its "divide India dirty tricks" before the Bihar elections.
He was reacting to Congress leader Chidambaram's statement that the party resolutely stands for restoration of the status and rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, and that the "arbitrary and unconstitutional" decisions of the Narendra Modi government of 5 August 2019 must be rescinded.
In a tweet, Nadda said, "Since Congress has no good governance agenda to talk about, they are back to their 'Divide India' dirty tricks before Bihar elections. Shri Rahul Gandhi praises Pakistan and Shri Chidambaram says Congress wants Article 370 to return! Shameful!"
Since Congress has no good governance agenda to talk about, they are back to their ‘Divide India’ dirty tricks before Bihar elections.
Shri Rahul Gandhi praises Pakistan and Shri Chidambaram says Congress wants Article 370 to return!
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) October 16, 2020
The government had last year nullified Article 370, which had given special rights to the region, and divided the state into two union territories.
The killings have spread panic among non-local labourers, at the time when most of them would work in apple orchards and as construction workers in the Valley
The BJP president also said that the government has held several rounds of talks with farmer leaders and have kept all doors open for further dialogue
An estimated 5 lakh Kashmiri Pandits migrated from Valley after the rise of armed militancy and are living in different parts of India with a majority of them settled in the Hindu majority Jammu region