Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted with loud cheers by BJP MPs in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday as he entered the house amid the ongoing debate on Article 370. Surrounded loud cheers of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and heavy thumping of desk by the BJP MPs in Lok Sabha, PM Modi came to the house and sat on his seat beside Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. All BJP MPs gave a standing ovation to PM Modi and welcomed him in the Lower House.
Responding to the objections raised by Opposition over the slogans being raised for PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah gave a open declaration that the Opposition should be ready for the slogans, adding that it is not just in Parliament that they are being raised, but in every village, chants are being raised for PM Modi.
"Opposition is not liking that Prime Minister came and chants were raised for him. Not just in the Parliament, chants are being raised in every village. Get ready to listen to them," Amit Shah said.
Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday moved the resolution to revoke Article 370 gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, a day after it was passed by Rajya Sabha. Speaking in the Lower House, the Home Minister asserted that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Aksai Chin are part of Jammu and Kashmir and that Kashmir Valley is an integral part of the country.
"Kashmir is an integral part of India, there is no doubt over it. When I talk about Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Aksai Chin are included in it," Amit Shah said.
He moved the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019, and a resolution seeking abrogation of Article 370, saying that there has been a long-standing demand for giving Union Territory status to Ladakh which was fulfilled by the Narendra Modi government.
On Monday, Rajya Sabha also passed the proposal to bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories - Jammu and Kashmir with a Legislature, and Ladakh with no Legislature. However, on being questioned members of the Opposition parties as to how long the state of J&K would remain a Union Territory if the amendment was passed, the Home Minister added that the status of Jammu and Kashmir will return to statehood after things will normalize in the state.