File picture of BJP chief Prakash Javadekar. (File picture/PTI)
Senior BJP chief and Union minister Prakash Javadekar accused the Congress of practising the politics of “dividing society” for accumulating votes forward of the Bihar polls, which start from October 28.
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A day after the Congress pitched for restoration of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP Saturday dared it to say so in its manifesto for the Bihar meeting polls and accused it of talking the language of “separatists”. Senior BJP chief and Union minister Prakash Javadekar accused the Congress of practising the politics of “dividing society” for accumulating votes forward of the Bihar polls, which start from October 28, and asserted that individuals have supported the federal government’s transfer on Jammu and Kashmir.
“People have seen how much progress has happened in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Still, the Congress is singing the tune of whatever few separatists are there. The Congress has become a narrow party and that is why it is taking stand against the sentiments of people in the country,” he informed reporters. Whatever be the problem, the Congress praises Pakistan and China, he alleged whereas taking a swipe at Rahul Gandhi. The complete nation has hailed the federal government’s transfer to revoke Article 370, he mentioned.
Congress chief P Chidambaram had mentioned on Friday that his social gathering resolutely stands for restoration of the standing and rights of the individuals of Jammu and Kashmir, and that the “arbitrary and unconstitutional” choices of the Modi authorities of August 5, 2019 have to be rescinded.
The authorities had final 12 months nullified Article 370, which had given particular rights to the area, and divided the state into two union territories. BJP president J P Nadda had attacked the Congress for its stand and tweeted Friday evening, “Since Congress has no good governance agenda to talk about, they are back to their ‘Divide India’ dirty tricks before Bihar elections. Shri Rahul Gandhi praises Pakistan and Shri Chidambaram says Congress wants Article 370 to return! Shameful!”