Amit Shah attacks Congress over Article 370

Faridabad: Home Minister Amit Shah said that Article 370 enabled Pakistan to push Kashmiri youth to path of terrorism yet the Congress did not scrap it during their tenure.

“Due to Article 370, Pakistan misled youth of Jammu and Kashmir and gave weapons in their hands. In the era of terrorism that began during Congress government, from 90s till now, more than 40,000 people lost their lives to terrorism, but Congress never scrapped Article 370,” Shah said at an election rally in Tigaon . Accusing Congress of staying quiet even when Pakistani soldiers had taken the most extreme steps, Shah said, “In the last 10 years of their rule, the silent Prime Minister did not open his mouth even when Pakistan cut off the heads of our soldiers. They tried doing the same this time in Uri and Pulwama, but this time we carried out the surgical and air strikes to teach them a lesson.”

“Haryana is the land of the brave. There is no village here which has not sacrificed its sons at the borders. Congress alleges we do ‘khoon ki dalali’, we have done enough to take the avenge the blood of our brave jawans,” he added.

He praised Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for running a corruption-free and clean government in the state for the past five years.

No Nationalism in Congress: Union Home Minister Amit Shah accused Congress of not taking a stand on nationalism because of vote bank politics. Addressing a poll rally at Tigaon near Faridabad, Amit Shah said it was only the Narendra Modi government which abrogated the special status for Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370, making the region an integral part of the country. The BJP president said several prime ministers before PM Modi did not dare to take a decision on nullification of Article 370.

3Ds of Congress: BJP chief Amit Shah targeted the Congress over land deals involving Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, saying that her party’s government in Haryana worked on the principle of three Ds – Government of “darbaris” (courtiers), Government of “Damad” (son-in-law) and Government of “Damad Ke Dalal” (brokers of son-in-law). Shah alleged that Bhupinder Singh Hooda government was marked by corruption and the goondaism took place in the Indian National Lok Dal government.