Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday attended the event for the book release on Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s two years in office. Speaking at the function in Chennai, Shah said that as Naidu was the speaker of the Rajya Sabha, he managed the upper house efficiently and ensured that the bill to integrate Jammu and Kashmir does not face any hurdle.
"I acknowledge the way Venkaiah ji conducted the proceedings of the house when the bill was brought. He heard all the voices including Opposition and smooth proceedings were conducted till the Division of votes was done. Venkaiah was part of the the protests against 370. Today, Modi govt scrapped the article. Venkaiah was against 370 and he was the one who was on the Chair in the house when the bill was brought to scrap it. As a legislator, I firmly believe Art 370 should've been removed long ago. As a Home Minister, there was no confusion in my mind about the consequences of removing Art 370. I'm confident terrorism in Kashmir will finish & it'll move ahead on the path of development now."
Information and Broadcasting Ministry organized the function in Chennai to release a book, chronicling the two years in office by the Vice President. In the same event, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar also supported the bill and said that Congress only follows dynasty.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday night said the situation in the state was peaceful and no untoward incident has been reported in last one week. "There has been no untoward incident barring minor stone-pelting which was dealt with on the spot and was nipped in the bud," Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh told PTI.
He was asked about the situation in the state after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi told media-persons in New Delhi that situation in J-K has deteriorated.Minutes after Gandhi made the statement, the Srinagar Police also tweeted that the situation was peaceful. "Situation in valley has remained normal today. No untoward incident has been reported. At selective locations restriction was lifted temporarily," it said.