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Priyanka Gandhi takes on Modi govt, says its way of scrapping Article 370 'unconstitutional'

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 13 August 2019, 10:52 PM

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday launched a scathing attack against the centre on the issue of Article 370. While addressing the media, Priyanka said that the manner in which Modi government scrapped Article 370 is completely unconstitutional and against all the principles of democracy. She further added that there are rules which need to be followed when such things are done.

“There are rules that have to be followed when such things are done, which have not been followed,” she said. The Congress general secretary said her party always stood for safeguarding the Constitution.

“Unlike the BJP where only one voice is heard, in the Congress every voice is given importance and properly discussed to reach a conclusion,” she said.

Last week, Parliament adopted a resolution approving a government move to scrap provisions of Article 370 which gave J&K a special status under the Constitution and also passed a Bill splitting J&K into two Union Territories - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

The Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited Umbha village, nearly a month after the UP administration prevented her from going to the site of the massacre by detaining her in Mirzapur.

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma described her visit as a “political stunt”.

First Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 05:41 PM
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