Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia (File Image)
Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday backed Modi government’s move on Jammu And Kashmir & Ladakh and its full integration into union of India. Scindia took to Twitter and wrote, “I support the move on Jammu And Kashmir & Ladakh and its full integration into union of India. Would have been better if constitutional process had been followed. No questions could have been raised then. Nevertheless, this is in our country’s interest and I support this.”
I support the move on #JammuAndKashmir & #Ladakh and its full integration into union of India.— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) August 6, 2019
Would have been better if constitutional process had been followed. No questions could have been raised then. Nevertheless, this is in our country’s interest and I support this.
Earlier, Congress veteran Janardan Dwivedi extended his support to the abrogation of Article 370, Haryana Congress legislator Kuldeep Bishnoi has also welcomed the move of Modi government saying it’s a ‘good decision’. "Move to remove Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir is a good decision. When it was implemented, even Nehru had said that it's temporary. My personal opinion is that it is a welcome move. This amendment will be successful when we will make Kashmiris believe that they are part of integral India," Bishnoi tweeted.
Congress leader Ranjeet Ranjan also supported government's move and said that the the decision to revoke Article 370, that was anyway temporary & had to be revoked, is the right decision.
Modi government’s move has clearly left the Congress party a divided house with several other leaders openly supporting the abrogation of Article 370. Earlier, Congress leader Deepender Hooda, who is considered a member of Team Rahul, said that there isn't a need to have Article 370 in the 21st century."
"The move is not only in the interest of the country but also for the benefit of Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral part of India. It is the responsibility of the government to implement the move in a peaceful environment," Deepnder Hooda, the son of former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, said.
Another leader of the grand old party, Jaiveer Shergill, also took to Twitter to welcome the move to make Article 370 inoperative. "My Personal Point of View: I support abrogation of Art 370 (as opening words say it's temporary) but Only and Only in accordance with provisions and methodology provided by the Constitution of India which mandates consent of J&K State Assembly -any other way is Unconstitutional," he tweeted.
Aditi Singh, Congress MLA Raebareli Sadar, also shared her views on Article 370. "I'm in absolute support of the decision. It will help in integrating J&K into the mainstream. It's a historic decision. It should not be politicised. As an MLA, in my capacity, I welcome this decision," she was quoted as saying by ANI.