J&K’s accession to India “total, final and irrevocable”: Naidu

NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said Jammu and Kashmir’s accession to India is “total, final and irrevocable”, and asserted that Article 370, which gave the erstwhile state special status, was a temporary provision that had outlived its purpose a long time back.

Delivering the Sardar Patel lecture on governance, Naidu called upon all Indians to work together to usher in the ‘Ram Rajya’ envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi in which, he said, there is all-round inclusive growth without poverty, discrimination, inequality, illiteracy and hunger, according to an official statement.  (AGENCIES)