J&K special status ended after life-long struggle of 3 generations of BJS, BJP leaders: Singh

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh speaking to media persons at New Delhi on Saturday.

NEW DELHI: Three generations of Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders had struggled life long to get the special status of Jammu and Kashmir revoked, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.

Singh also said the abrogation of the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution was on the agenda of the BJS right from the day of its origin and the first major agitation for it in post-independent India was launched by its leader Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

A life-long struggle by three generations of BJS and BJP leaders, a determined will of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the firm resolve of Home Minister Amit Shah enabled the Government to move forward on the agenda pending for seven decades, he said at an event. (AGENCIES)