Jammu: Taking a dig on the statement of Chief Minister about Article 370 to the effect that demand of removal of Article 370 is anti-nationalist, Bhartiya Janata Party said her statement was “factually untrue and not sustainable.”
State BJP chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi, in a press statement, said abrogation of Article 370 and its “aftermath, including Article 35A”, are core agenda of BJP and the party has never abandoned its core agenda.
Only for the purposes of running coalition government in the state the party has decided to not press for Abrogation of art 370.
Sethi said that abrogation of Article 370 and nationalism “are the bloodline of BJP 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.
He further said that any person “given to nationalism and who has India in his heart will find it prudent only to stand against all such laws and situations which create artificial walls between people of the state and the country”.
Sethi called upon all leaders of other parties opposing Bharatiya Janata Party stand on Art 370 to “introspect after keeping their political benefits aside with only interest of people and state in focus.”
“It will surely lead all to conclusion that biggest enemy for people of state and their integrated growth with nation is Article 370 and its aftermath,” the statement said.