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BJP to scrap Article 370 if it comes to power, says MP

india Updated: Oct 02, 2013 20:36 IST
HT Correspondent

While the BJP's senior leaders may be planking on development and corruption issues to fight 2014 Lok Sabha election, the second line of its leaders are covertly busy fanning its hidden agenda on Article 370, Common Civil Code and Ram Temple issues.

Arjun Ram Meghwal, Bikaner MP and member parliamentary committee on Law and Justice announced that if BJP came to power at Centre they will scrap Article 370, which accords special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir, from the constitution. "We are building a public opinion on the issue," he said, adding BJP MP Ravishankar Prasad, Tarun Vijay and he have been entrusted to accomplish the task.

"Article 370 was wrongfully included into the constitution despite a stiff resistance at the time of constitution formation from Dr BR Ambedkar," claimed Meghwal. "It is detrimental to the safety and integrity of the country," he said.

But why does BJP come out with these issues only during elections? He said: "This time we are hopeful that on Modi wave BJP will form a government on its own. Besides, even our present allies Shiv Sena and Akali Dal do not have any problem with these issues, adding, “Last time, because of political compulsion we had to shelve this issue.”

Rajasthan's Legislative Council Bill is likely to get a parliamentary nod during its winter session, said Meghwal. Parliamentary committee on Law and Justice will visit the state during second week of October to collect public view on the bill. If everything goes right, Legislative Council will be a reality in 2014, he said.