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Congress Leader Chidambaram Slams BJP for Revoking Article 370:- Former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram criticized Bharatiya Janata Party for revoking Article 370, which granted special status to the region of Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the people who don't know the 72 years of history did it (abolishing Article 370) with muscle power.
"Jammu Kashmir is a part of India. There is no doubt. If there is a doubt, it's for BJP only. The people who don't know the 72 years of history, have done it (370) with muscle power," he said.
The Congress leader said that several sections of Article 371 of the constitution also gave special powers to several states. "If there was a Hindu majority in Kashmir, the BJP wouldn't have touched (article 370). Because of the Islamic majority, the BJP did it," he said here. "I say it's true there were thousands of people gathered against the abolition of 370... tear gas...shooting. All of that is true.”
He questioned if people of Tamil Nadu will stay silent if the state is changed into Union Territory. "Will Tamil Nadu people be silent if Tamil Nadu State is changed into Union Territory?"
He further said he was distressed when seven political parties from various states backed the revoking of Article 370. "I was more hurt that seven parties supported it. TMC walked out. She speaks powerfully, but here walkout happened.”
By Sowmya Sangam