BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said Article 370 which gives special powers to Kashmir will be scrapped if BJP comes to power again.
While addressing his first rally at Chogan Maidan in Chamba district, Shah claimed that former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah said there should be another PM for the state whereas Congress in its manifesto declared it will review AFSPA in Kashmir and amend provisions of sedition law.
All this indicated their mindset but if the BJP comes to power again and Modi becomes prime minister, Article 370 will be removed for sure, he added.
Hitting out at Congress on the issue of national security, Shah said that the former PM Manmohan Singh from the Congress government did nothing when Pakistan beheaded five India soldiers whereas under Modi rule airstrikes were carried out in Balakot.
Shah threw light on the remarks od Congress leader Sam Pitroda claiming that instead of airstrikes, "we should talk to militants". "If you ask a question regarding the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Congress says 'hua to hua'. If you ask a question regarding the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai and migration of Kashmiri Pandits, Congress says 'hua to hua,” Shah said hitting out at Pitroda for his recent remarks for which he apologized.
Shah then said that for the first time that the opposition has not made corruption an issue as it has been "wiped out" during the Modi government.
Counting on various development projects done in HP under the Modi government, Shah said that the process is on to set up an international airport at Mandi which will be done after BJP comes to power again at the Centre."
Congress sitting MLA Pawan Kajal is contesting against HP minister Kishan Kapoor from Kangra.