India / Article 370 has gone forever: BJP leader Anurag Thakur in J&K

Zoom News : Dec 13, 2020, 01:39 PM
Srinagar: Addressing a rally in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday ahead of the sixth phase of the DDC election, Union Minister of State (MoS) Anurag Thakur said that Article 370 is gone forever and is never coming back.

Anurag Thakur’s statement comes despite former J&K Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti repeatedly saying that they would bring back Article 370.

“Farooq Abdullah says he will seek China’s help. Mehbooba Mufti says she will take the help of Pakistan, the country that gave us terrorism,” Thakur said.

“They say they will bring back Article 370, but I say Article 370 is gone forever and will never come back,” Thakur said at the rally.

The Minister of State added that voting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would ensure education, employment and development in the union territory.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji will bring education, employment and development in Jammu and Kashmir. New IIMs and railway connectivity has been brought by Modi ji. The budget for the next five years will be made by the DDC representatives chosen by you. This strength has been given to you by Modi ji,” he said.

He further said, “DDC members will make decisions about schools, electricity, and other development works. The people here want peace and harmony, freedom from the Abdullah-Mehbooba government.”