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Thursday, Nov 21, 2019

‘Bold step’: BJP veteran LK Advani on Centre abrogating Article 370

BJP veteran LK Advani said he is happy with the government’s decision to revoke Article 370 and believes that it is a bold step towards “strengthening national integration”.

india Updated: Aug 05, 2019 19:24 IST
Press Trust of India
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BJP leader LK Advani said abrogating Article 370 was a ‘bold step’.
BJP leader LK Advani said abrogating Article 370 was a ‘bold step’.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
         

BJP veteran L K Advani on Monday termed as “historic” the Union government’s move to scrap Article 370 and said it is a “bold step towards strengthening national integration”. Advani, the longest serving BJP president, said the scrapping of Article 370 has been a part of the BJP’s core ideology since the days of Jan Sangh.

“I congratulate Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Home Minister Shri Amit Shah for this historic initiative and pray for peace, prosperity and progress in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh,” he said in a statement. He said he is happy with the government’s decision to revoke Article 370 and believes that it is a bold step towards “strengthening national integration”. Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah informed the Rajya Sabha that Article 370, which gave Jammu and Kashmir special rights, has been scrapped with the President’s assent and also moved a bill to divide the state into two Union territories.

(The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text, only the headline has been changed)