Article 370 gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
The J&K Study Centre says Article 35A is unconstitutional because it was added by a Presidential order, without the approval of Parliament.
“One thing is very clear, that we are in coalition in J-K, but we have ideological differences. We have to accept that. And that is very true,” said MoS Jitendra Singh.
BJP president Amit Shah said the party was not on the back foot on the ram mandir issue or on article 370 and a decision would be taken at the right time.
Abrogation of Article 370 continues to be part of the core ideology of BJP but right now we don’t have enough numbers in Parliament to do away with it, BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra said.
The outfit Virat Hindustan Sangam will empower the youth to articulate the “values” of Hindutva, said Swamy.
Independent legislator Engineer Rashid “advised Togadia to stop daydreaming”.
Togadia said Article 370 ‘will have to go’, demanded that Alam must be re-arrested.
Talks with Pak, ‘all concerned’ a priority, as is return of Pandits and development of both Jammu and Kashmir.
The minister said the formation of the coalition government was a happy occasion for BJP workers.
BJP leaders in J&K have started talking of having a conciliatory approach on Article 370 and AFSPA.
Speaking to the Express: Avinash Rai Khanna discusses the delay in forming a government with the PDP.
Behind PDP noise, a softening on core issues; for every BJP climbdown, a workable defence.
PDP leadership is unwilling to “both compromise or be seen as compromising” on Art. 370, AFSPA and Western Pakistan refugees.
The parties have also discussed transfer of NHPC’s projects to J-K, and initiating talks with Islamabad over Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.