Mumbai, Sep 22: Home Minister Amit Shah said the BJP had fought for “one nation, one Prime Minister and one constitution”, the Congress had tried to play politics over an issue of national security.
“Congress sees this as (a) political issue, we see it as nationalism,” Amit Shah declared, also blaming former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for an “untimely ceasefire” in 1947 that contributed to the creation of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Shah targeted the Congress and Rahul Gandhi over the Modi government’ s decision on Jammu and Kashmir , “I congratulate PM Modi’s bravery and grit. He removed Article 370 & 35A in the very first session of the Parliament as soon as we formed the government for the second time,” Amit Shah told the gathered crowd, “To Rahul Gandhi, I would like to say our 3 generations fought to remove 370. It is not a political issue like you think”.
“Keeping Article 370 active in Jammu and Kashmir is a political matter for Congress even today. For us, it was a matter of uniting the nation, a dream that PM Modi has made true,” he said.
“The issue of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) wouldn’t be there had Jawaharlal Nehru not announced an untimely ceasefire in 1947 when the Army was fighting against the Pakistani infiltrators,” Amit Shah added.
Shah went on to slam the previous state governments of Jammu and Kashmir, primarily dominated by the families of Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah, for the corruption in the strife-torn state.
“Rule of three families never wanted to have an anti-corruption unit and now the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is functional there today,” said Amit Shah.