After taking official charge as the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah chaired a meeting at the Ministry of Home Affairs in the presence of high officials including the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik, wherein speculations emerged that the valley and national security became the crux of the meeting.
Along with the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Special Secretary, IB chief, NSA chief, RAW chief, and Army officials were present in the meeting at the North Block that lasted for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Speaking to Republic Media Network, Malik told that he briefed the new Home Minister about the ground situation of the state.
Throughout the election campaign, the BJP chief had reiterated that the party would abrogate Article 370 and 35A from the state, which also found space in BJP's manifesto, however, there was no confirmation whether the issue was discussed in the first Home Ministry meeting.
Earlier in the day, Shah had mentioned that there would be an iron fist approach to ensure zero tolerance towards terror and cross-border infiltration, holding firm on the party's stand towards national security, which had also become the foundation of the Lok Sabha 2019 election campaign.
Moments after taking charge-to-the-office, Amit Shah took to Twitter and shared some glimpses of him taking charge as the Union Home Minister.
In the tweet, he further expressed gratitude to PM Narendra Modi for the opportunity and said that the security of the country and the welfare of the countrymen is the top priority of the Modi government, which he will complete with full effort.
Amit Shah took charge as Home Minister, a post that was previously held by Rajnath Singh. This portfolio remains significant considering the law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir and Maoist activities within parts of the country.
Jammu and Kashmir is under the Presidential rule ever since December 2016 after the falling of PDP-BJP state government. The Assembly elections have been postponed by the Election Commission.