BJP's promise to abrogate Art 370 a hoax: Soz

Former union minister and senior Congress leader, Prof Saifuddin Soz Saturday said that the promise to abrogate Article 370 by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was only a hoax, aimed to fool voters.

“There is a stake in my library where the BJP Manifestos for 1998, 2004, 2009, 2014 & 2019 are in a Pile! All Manifestos assert that Article 370 of the Indian Constitution would be abrogated. The hoax had been maneuvered for the gullible voters to be hoodwinked for winning a particular election!” Soz said in a statement.

“One can understand Amit Shah’s compulsion to decide 2019 results in his mind. Amit Shah and the likes of him in the RSS/BJP, know fully that Article 370 can neither be abrogated nor amended, against the will of the people of J&K state,” he said.

“How much harm the democratic and secular institutions of Indian polity have suffered during BJP/RSS dispensation, will be known only when this dispensation is out. It is a very unfortunate situation for India!,” Soz said.