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Man with '56-inch chest' did what previous PMs couldn't: Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for abrogating Article 370, saying the previous governments never had the courage shown by the "man with 56-inch chest" in integrating Jammu and Kashmir with India's mainstream.
Addressing an election rally in Maharashtra's Kolhapur district, he said people should ask Congress and NCP leaders, when they come to seek votes, whether they support the NDA government's decision to abrogate the provisions that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
He targeted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and NCP chief Sharad Pawar for questioning the government's move to abrogate Article 370.
"After people of the country and Maharashtra voted him for the second term, Modiji did something for which the entire country was waiting for 70 years...he abrogated Article 370 on August 5 and joined Jammu and Kashmir with the country's mainstream," Shah said (PTI)
Modi, media distracting attention from core issues: Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the media of distracting people's attention from core issues.
Addressing an election rally at Ausa in Maharashtra's Latur district for the upcoming state polls, Gandhi said when the youth ask for jobs, the government tells them to watch the moon, in an apparent reference to ISRO's recent lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2.
Gandhi also alleged that Rs 5.5 lakh crore debt of "15 rich people" was waived off by the Modi government.
"The work of media, Modi and Shah is to distract people's attention from core issues. The media is silent on farmers' distress, lack of jobs. The media is mum on loan waiver to rich as it is owned by them," he alleged. (PTI)
If only abrogation of Article 370 helped Maharashtra improve its economy: Mehbooba Mufti
Meanwhile, former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has reacted to what PM Modi said about abrogation of Article 370 while addressing a rally in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon earlier today.
Mufti has said on Twitter: “If only abrogation of Article 370 helped Maharashtra improve its economy, curb inflation and increase the rate of employment. Sad that a gullible electorate is being fooled to vote on the basis of an issue that has no bearing on their future.”
“Tomorrow when due to disruptive economic policies you find yourself unemployed and strapped for cash, do remember abrogation of Article 370 will not help address any of the problems you face,” Mufti added in another tweet. Mufti is currently under detention and her Twitter account is being operated by her daughter Iltija.
Stepping up attack on Congress-NCP over the matter, PM Modi had dared the Opposition alliance to declare in their manifesto that they will bring back the provisions which gave special status to J&K.
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