Attacking the Congress in the poll-bound state of Haryana, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi asked the Sonia Gandhi-led party to explain the rationale behind its 'love' for Article 370 to the families of security personnel who have been martyred in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) over the years, reports Times of India.
In what was his first of four electoral rallies in the state, PM Modi challenged the Congress party to tell the people that it would repeal the act of abrogation and reinstate the Article 370 if it is voted back to power.
Asserting that the unprecedented mandate of 303 seats in the Lok Sabha conferred over him by the nation had bolstered his ability to make decisions like the one with respect to Article 370, PM Modi said that India is now taking big decisions which were unthinkable earlier.
PM Modi lambasted the opposition parties for politicising the matter of abrogating the Article 370 and said, "The entire country is also seeing people whose interests have been affected by the decision on Article 370 are in a state of shock. These people are raising questions on this decision and seeking help in foreign nations,"
"The brave jawan of Haryana who was protecting innocent citizens of J&K, who fell to bullet of terrorists and when his body came back wrapped in tricolour, ask those mothers how many sons-of-soil lost lives because of your love for Article 370... ask how many were widowed and how many children were orphaned,” he said at the rally.
"Those who lost their dear ones for peace in J&K, Congress leaders must tell them why they love Article 370 so much. They must tell in what way this Article benefited the state," the PM said.
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