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Mayawati-led BSP supports Modi government's move to revoke Article 370, 35A in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 August 2019, 12:27 PM
The announcement was made by BSP's Rajya Sabha MP Satish. (File Photo: PTI)
The announcement was made by BSP's Rajya Sabha MP Satish. (File Photo: PTI)

Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Monday extended support to Narendra Modi move to revoke Article 370, 35A in Jammu and Kashmir. The announcement was made by party's Rajya Sabha MP Satish. 

"Our party gives complete support. We want that the Bill be passed. Our party is not expressing any opposition to Article 370 Bill & the other Bill," he said. 

Earlier, the government on Monday moved a bill proposing bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories -- Jammu and Kashmir division and Ladakh.

Making the announcement in Rajya Sabha, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the UT in Ladakh will have no legislature like Chandigarh while the other UT of Jammu and Kashmir will have a legislature like Delhi and Puducherry.

Shah introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation bill.

The Union Territory of Ladakh was a long pending demand of the people of the region and the decision was aimed at fulfilling the aspiration of the local population, the Minister said.

Acrimonious scenes were seen in the House soon after the announcement of the Home Minister.

First Published: Monday, August 05, 2019 12:04 PM
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