After former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya on Monday called former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru a ‘criminal’ for imposing Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. “Whoever will hurt our motherland, anyone who tries to break our India surely is a criminal,” she was quoted as saying by some reports.
The controversial BJP leader also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for scrapping Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier, Chouhan accused the Congress of being responsible for many problems in the country and alleged that Nehru had committed a ‘sin’ by introducing Article 370, which accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
"This is a rectification of Jawaharlal Nehru's mistake. Kashmir and Ladakh have got independence today for which the Jan Sangh was established," he had tweeted.
"The dream of 'ek desh mein do vidhan, do pradhan aur do nishan nahi chalenge (two legislations, two heads and two emblems in one country are not acceptable)' has been fulfilled," Chouhan said in another tweet.
Reacting to his statement, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said the BJP leader is "not even the dust of Nehru's feet".
"Nehru ke pairon ki dhool bhi nahi hai Shivraj, sharm aani chahiye unko (Shivraj is not even the dust of Nehru's feet, he should be ashamed)," Singh told reporters in Sehore, around 35 kms from Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal.
On August 5, Home Minister Amit Shah announced that the central government has decided abrogation of special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and creation of two new Union territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh -- after bifurcating the state.