Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressed the opening session of the 68th Plenary of the North Eastern Council in Guwahati on sunday. Shri Shah began his address by paying tribute to Bharat Ratna Late Bhupen Hazarika. He said that this day also assumes importance for the fact that today is also the Birth Anniversary of the late Bhupen Hazarika who introduced to the world the entire Northeast through his art and music.
Shah said that after abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, there was some misinformation that there will be also changes to Article 371 of the Indian Constitution. He however asserted that the Centre respects Article 371 and it will not touch the Article which grants special provisions to the North East.
He explained the difference between Article 370 which was temporary in nature and Article 371 which is about special provisions in the North East. “I have clarified in Parliament that this is not going to happen and I am saying it again today in Assam in presence of the eight Chief Minister”, Shah added.