Jyotiraditya Scindia Directly Contradicts Rahul Gandhi, Backs Modi Govt's Move Scrap Article 370 & Bifurcate J&K

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Congress' Jyotiraditya Scindia extended his support the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisational Bill, 2019.

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Updated On:

Congress' Jyotiraditya Scindia extended his support the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisational Bill, 2019.

In a tweet, the Congress leader said that it would have been better if 'constitutional process' had been followed. 

He said:

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However, in contrast, Rahul Gandhi finally breaking his silence on the matter on Tuesday said that 'national integration isn't furthered by unilaterally tearing apart' the state, and added that this 'abuse of power' will have serious implications on 'national security.' Furthermore, in another tweet, he called the imprisonment of mainstream political leaders as 'unconstitutional and undemocratic.'

On Monday, Congress' former Mumbai president Milind Deora said that the discussion over the legislative piece was being converted into a debate between liberals and conservatives and that was unfortunate. He urged parties to put aside ideological fixation and debate over justice for Kashmiri Pandits and jobs for Kashmiris.

He said, "Unfortunate that Article 370 is being converted into liberal vs conservative debate. Parties should put aside ideological fixations and debate what’s best for India’s sovereignty, peace in J&K, jobs for Kashmiri youth and justice for Kashmiri Pandits."

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What is Article 370?

It exempts Jammu and Kashmir from following the Indian Constitution except for Article 1 and itself. It also restricts Parliament's legislative powers in Jammu and Kashmir. It was passed in the Constituent Assembly on May 27, 1949 and is the first article of Part XXI of the Indian Constitution. The heading of this part is ‘Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions’.

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