Slamming the Centre's move to abrogate article 370, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh, on Tuesday, has said that the Congress party had supported article 370 in order to save Kashmir and for the betterment of India.
"Allegations are made against the Congress party that we increased terrorism by keeping article 370. That decision was taken by the Congress party for the betterment of our country. If Sheikh Abdullah would not have helped us then we would not have been able to save Kashmir," he said while addressing a press conference.
He added that BJP founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee himself was a part of the committee and supported Article 370.
"At the time article 370 was implemented, at the time Syama Prasad Mookerjee was a member of the committee and had resigned from it due to the refugees coming into the state from East Pakistan, not due to article 370," he added.
Condemning the passage of the Jammu And Kashmir (Reorganisation) Bill 2019, he said that Kashmiri residents should have been consulted on the decision and expressed Congress' helplessness in the issue apart from praying.
"The way Article 370 has been abrogated is dubious. They should have at least asked the opinion of Kashmir residents before deciding. We pray for the safety of Kashmir as we cannot do anything else," he said.
He also stated that the Modi government's move to abrogate article 370 was done to increase their own popularity. He also added the one must not forget that Kashmir is surrounded by Pakistan, Afghanistan and China which may lead to problems in the region.
Earlier on Sunday, Singh had attempted to communalise the event of revocation of Article 370, a day before Eid was peacefully celebrated in the Valley.
"Go to BBC.com and see what is happening there. What I had told is becoming true. They have scorched their hands in the fire, saving Kashmir is our priority. I request the honourable Modi ji to Amit Shah ji and Ajit Doval to do whatever they want to do, otherwise Kashmir will get out of hand," he added.
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.