Congress wants to separate Kashmir from India: Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah Thursday claimed the Congress and National Conference wanted Kashmir’s separation from India, and vowed to scrap Article 370 if his party is voted back to power.

Shah addressed three rallies in Madhya Pradesh, where three phases of Lok Sabha polls are yet to be held. Speaking at Ashta in Dewas Lok Sabha constituency, Shah said, “If elected to power again, Article 370 (which gives a special status to Jammu and Kashmir) will be wiped out from its roots.”

On National Conference leader Omar Abdullah’s demand for a separate PM for J&K, Shah said the Congress also wanted a separate PM for Kashmir.  “The Congress and the National Conference wanted to separate Kashmir from Hindustan. But the Modi government will never allow secession (of J&K) from India,” he said. Even if Modi did not return to power, BJP workers will not allow Kashmir to secede, he said. “No BJP worker will let such a thing happen. We will scrap Article 370 if you make Modi the PM again,” he added.