Press Trust of india

Amit Shah slams Congress for doing nothing on Article 370 for decades

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

Says party “pampered” Article 370 like an “illegitimate child”

Moradabad (UP):  Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday attacked the Congress over its handling of the Kashmir issue, saying the party “pampered” Article 370 like an “illegitimate child” for decades.

At an election meeting in Moradabad, Shah also slammed Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge for suggesting recently that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not be speaking about Kashmir while addressing rallies in other states.

“Tell me, isn’t Kashmir ours? Kharge ji of the Congress asks what do people of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have to do with Kashmir,” he said, adding that every child of Moradabad is ready to give his life for Kashmir.

“For 70 years, the Congress pampered Article 370 like an illegitimate (anauras) child in its lap,” Shah said, referring to the special status enjoyed by Jammu and Kashmir under the Article.

“You made Modi ji the prime minister for the second time and he abolished Article 370 on August 5, 2019. Today, our tricolour is flying there with pride. Under the leadership of Modi ji, Kashmir has been united with India forever,” Shah said.

Sharpening his attack on the Congress, Shah said, “In 10 years, Modi ji eliminated terrorism and Naxalism from the country. When the Congress was in power, alia-malia-jamalia (anyone) could come here every day from Pakistan and explode bombs.”

“Kisi ke maathe per joon nahi rengtee thee (nobody was bothered by this),” he said.

When Modi came to power, they committed the same mistakes in Uri and Pulwama but they had forgotten that the Manmohan Singh government was not here anymore, Shah said.

He recalled that the armed forces carried out retaliatory strikes inside Pakistan within days of these terror attacks.

The Modi government eliminated the terrorists by entering their homes, he said. “Pakistan ke ghar mein ghusskar aatankwaadiyo ka safaayaa karne ka kaam Narendra Modi-ji ne kiyaa.”

In 10 years, Modi has transformed the country’s economy from eleventh position to fifth position, he said.

He said, “Modi ji has divided the entire country into four ‘castes’ — women, poor, youth and farmers. On this basis, work has been done for the development of everyone in the entire country.”

“If you form the Modi government for the third time, he guarantees that this time we will make India the third largest economy,” Shah said.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *