Paying tribute to former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that Vajpayee's spirit would be blessing PM Modi for completing his work by the abrogation of article 370. He added that the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act (2019) is the best tribute to the Army martyrs of Haryana while addressing an election campaign rally in Jind, Haryana.
"Due to the Modi government's determination the revocation of article 370 was possible which is the biggest tribute to Haryana's Army jawan martyrs. Today is Atalji's first death anniversary and wherever his spirit is, it must be blessing Modiji for completing his unfinished mission by revoking article 370," he said.
Campaigning for the Khattar government, Shah added that if voters give them another chance then they would build on their work and raise Haryana's development to greater heights.
"I wish to tell Haryana's every voter that we do not want 47 seats this time, because this time we will win all 75 seats marking BJP's victory. Give us five more years, you will realise how efficient BJP governments are. We wish to build on the foundation of our work and build such a tall building that even Kashmir is visible from Haryana," he added.
Haryana is set to go to polls on November 2019. The current Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government holds a single-party majority of 47 seats in the 90 seat Legislative Assembly. The opposition comprising of Congress, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Independent members hold 27 seats. The current Assembly will expire on 2 November 2019.
The Narendra Modi government on August 5 revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Both the upper house and the lower house of the Parliament approved the resolution abrogating Article 370 for J&K and a bill to bifurcate the state into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, with Home Minister Amit Shah saying the controversial provisions were responsible for poverty and lack of development in the state.