‘Abrogation of Article 370 Bloodline for BJP,’ Says Spokesperson

JAMMU: Taking a dig at the statement of Chief Minister about Article 370 to the effect that demand of removal of Article 370 is anti-Nationalist, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday termed the statement of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti as “factually untrue and not sustainable”.

State BJP chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi, in a statement to CNS, said, “abrogation of Article 370 and its aftermath including Article 35-A  are core agenda of Bharatiya Janata Party and the party has never left and abandoned its core agenda.”

“Only for the purposes of running coalition government in the state, the party (BJP) has decided to not press for Abrogation of Article 370 while in government but in no way the agenda is left,” he said.

Sunil Sethi further said, “abrogation of Article 370 and nationalism are the bloodline of Bharatiya Janata Party 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,” the statement said.

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