Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday once again lashed out at Congress for opposing revocation of Article 370 of Indian Constitution and said that that it should be ‘ashamed’ that its leader’s statement was used by Pakistan in its petition to the UN on Kashmir.
Shah, also the BJP president, emphasised that people have supported the Modi government's move to abrogate Article 370.
"The Congress opposed the move to remove Article 370. Whatever statements Rahul Gandhi make are lauded in Pakistan. Pakistan has included his comments in its plea. Congress leaders should be ashamed that these statements are being used against India," Shah said while speaking at an event at Dadra, Nagar Haveli.
Shah said the revocation of the special status has paved the way for development in Jammu and Kashmir and it will be a "final nail in the coffin of terrorism".
The Home Minister said that the Congress has given up on tradition of rising above party politics when it comes to national interest.
"They went and stood with those who chanted 'Bharat tere tukde honge, Insha Allah, Insha Allah'. They questioned our forces when they launched attack against Pakistan... Now they are objecting to Article 370 being axed," thundered Shah.
Earlier, Gandhi had in a statement spoken about reports of violence and ‘people dying’ in Kashmir following the removal of provisions of Article 370, which gave Jammu and Kashmir special status, and Pakistan had mentioned it in its petition against India.
However he later issued a clarification stating that ‘Kashmir is India’s internal issue’.
“I disagree with this Govt. on many issues. But, let me make this absolutely clear: Kashmir is India’s internal issue & there is no room for Pakistan or any other foreign country to interfere in it,” the Wanayad MP tweeted.