People were demanding one country, one constitution for long: LS Speaker

INDORE: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday lauded the Union Government’s decision to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, saying the people of the country were demanding “one nation, one constitution” for long.

A substantial discussion was held on the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution in Parliament, he said, speaking to reporters here.

“A substantial discussion and subsequent division of votes took place….A good law was enacted on the basis of this decision,” Birla said.

“The people have been demanding one nation, one constitution for years,” he said.

With the abrogation of Article 370, the Indian Constitution became applicable to Jammu and Kashmir in itsentirety. (AGENCIES)