JAMMU, Jan 31: Taking a dig on the statement of Chief Minister that demand of removal of Article 370 is anti-Nationalist, State Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) clarified its stand on the issue by negating statement of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti which was factually untrue and not sustainable.
State BJP chief spokesperson, Sunil Sethi, in a press statement, said that abrogation of Article 370 and its aftermath including Article 35A are core agenda of BJP and the party has never left and abandoned its core agenda. “Only for the purpose of running coalition Government in the State, the party has decided not to press for abrogation of Article 370 while in Government but in no way the agenda has been left”, he added.
Sunil Sethi further said that abrogation of Article 370 and nationalism are the bloodline of BJP and the very existence of the party is on these issues. Article 370 in fact has created situation which has lead to breeding grounds for separatism and militancy in the State and its effects have been used by vested elements to talk about non existing sub nationalism which is core reasons for all problems of the State.
He further said that any person given to nationalism and who has India in his heart will find it prudent to stand against all such laws and situations which create artificial walls between people of the State and the country which inter Alia blocks the integrated progress and development of the State.
Sunil Sethi called upon all leaders of other parties opposing BJP stand on Art 370 to do introspection after keeping their political benefits aside and keeping the interest of people and State in focus. It will surely lead all to conclusion that biggest enemy for people of State and their integrated growth with nation is Article 370 and its aftermath.