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

Forces violating SOP due to lethal AFSPA, says 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.