Modi woos J&K, makes no mention of Article 370.
The BJP is faced with a serious dilemma on this issue.
Bharatiya Janata Party leaders have said the the party will “soft-pedal” the issue as the focus is on getting the magic figure of 44 in the 87-member House.
On possible alliance with BJP, Omar said he was contesting the assembly elections to win a mandate on his own.
BJP, for which abrogation of Art 370 has been one of the core issues, has soft-pedalled the issue in the current elections.
“We do not want to get public support by creating fear, but by winning their hearts,’’ Singh said.
Should the article be touched, Hina Bhat warned, people in Kashmir would again take to the gun, including herself.
Abdullah urged his party workers to stand behind his son and current Chief Minister Omar in this crucial election.
The BJP candidate from Kangan, Nazir Raina, said the Article 370 was the link that bound Kashmir and India.
“The ideological issue (Article 370), toward which you point to, BJP’s stand is very clear on it and it is known to you,” he said.
BJP party sources said one of the major issues likely to be raised will be to highlight the dynastic nature of these two parties.
Following Abdullah’s criticism of central ministers statement on Article 370, a local advocate had filed a complaint.
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Prasad was responding to questions on the remarks of MoS in the PMO Jitendra Singh seeking a debate on the future of Article 370.
Mayawati also downplayed Modi’s meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, saying there was nothing new in this.