New Delhi, August 09: “Introduction of Article 370 fuelled separatism in Jammu and Kashmir. The provision was a big mistake which has now been corrected by Modi and Shah, both hailing from Gujarat”, said Gujarat Cm Vijay Rupani and dy Nitin Patel, celebrating the Centre's move to scrap special status for Jammu and Kashmir accorded under Article 370 of the Constitution.
."Though our country got independence in 1947, Kashmir remained some distance away from us all these years. We have got our crown back”, the two BJP leaders were speaking at a grand event organised at Mahatma Mandir to celebrate the completion of three years of their government.
"Both our leaders have been saying that Kashmir is an inseparable part of India and there can never be a compromise on that stand. And now, when both the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha have given their consent to scrap Article 370, our country finally became one. I thank both of them on behalf of entire Gujarat," Rupani added.
Meanwhile, adding a light to the discussion, Dy Nitin Patel said that revoking Article 370 was India's internal matter and yet Pakistan was interfering in it. “It shows their fear and desperation. By suspending bilateral trade, Pakistan is harming itself. Pakistan is taking decisions which would only bring disrepute to them”, he signed off.