No move to scrap article 370 as of now, govt tells parliament

MP also asked as regards to the present status and the procedure laid down for scrapping Article 370

One of the longstanding and key promises of the BJP has been to do away with the article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

But the Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir told the lower house of the Parliament that there is no such move as of now.

Ahir was replying to a written question by BJP MP Ashwini Kumar, who asked whether the government was committed to scrapping Article 370 of the Constitution.

The MP also asked as regards to the present status and the procedure laid down for scrapping Article 370.

However, the party is currently in alliance with the regional PDP and has maintained silence on the demand in the Agenda of Alliance agreed to in 2015.

Ahir also said the government was keen to bring peace in the state and was ready to hold dialogue with all sections of society who shun the path of violence.

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