November 2019 News

Abrogation Of Art 370 Ended 'crisis Of Credibility': Rajnath

23 November 2019
Rising Kashmir

Srinagar: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Friday termed the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status a big achievement which ended the 'crisis of credibility' in politics. 'The abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir is a step which ended the crisis of credibility in politics. There was a belief in people that in politics whatever is said is not done. But we did what we say,' he said. The defence minister said they had promised it in their manifestoes since the days of the Jan Sangh. 'When we got the absolute majority, we fulfilled our promise,' Singh said addressing a gathering. The defence minister also claimed that since August 5-the day the special status was revoked-'no civilian was killed in Jammu and Kashmir'. 'On the other hand, our forces have killed a number of militancy and normalcy is returning there,' he added. Meanwhile, Union Minister Nitin today said the Narendra Modi-led government made the country proud by abrogating Article 370 in Kashmir, as the special status granted to the Valley 'posed a challenge to India's unity'. Addressing a poll meeting here in Palamu, Gadkari said abolition of articles 370 and 35 A had featured on the agenda of the Jan Sangh and the BJP since Independence. He alleged that the erstwhile Congress governments did not take any measure to scrap the special provisions in Kashmir as they were afraid of losing votes. 'Why is that the Congress and the so-called secular parties never touched Article 370? They were afraid of losing votes. The special status had always posed a challenge to the unity of the country. 'We are proud that the Modi government took the bold and decisive step,' the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises said. The senior BJP leader also hailed the Modi government for its efforts to ban the practice of instant 'triple talaq'. 'It is an issue of social justice. The move to ban instant 'triple talaq' should not be viewed through the prism of religion and politics,' he said.