New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress and its alliance partner Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) of speaking the language of Pakistan on the issue of abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A in Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a public meeting in Jalgaon, just days before the polling for the Assembly elections, Modi challenged both Congress and NCP that if they do not support the abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A in Jammu and Kashmir then they should announce in their manifesto that they will bring it back if the two parties come to power.
"Congress and NCP did not support the decision and spoke the language which against the mood of the people and country. They speak the language of neighbours, they are not standing with the decision of the country. The abnormal situation in Jammu and Kashmir continued for 40 years but I can assure the country that it will take less than 4 months to normalise the situation in the state," said Pirme Minister Narendra Modi while addressing an election rally in Jalgaon Maharashtra. The alliance of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena are trying to make return to power for a consecutive term.
Modi further said that the two parties, Congress and NCP, should stop shedding crocodile tears and it they have the courage then they should take a clear stand on Jammu and Kashmir. The prime minister further said that the decision taken by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government on the abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A would end terrorism and separatism which was against the unity of the country.
"Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are not a piece of land for us, it is the head of mother India. Our bneighbour will try to shed blood in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh but the union government had taken steps to normalise the situation and maintain peace," added PM.
During the course of the meeting, Modi also said that opposition parties, primarily Congress, had also opposed the decision of making instant triple talaq illegal. PM said that it the two parties have the courage that they should announce through their manifestos that they will bring back triple talaq.
"Both Muslim men and women have realised are supporting the steps of the government and are now looking at the union government for a brighter future.
Modi also said that the five year term of Maharashtra government under chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had ensured that dynasty politics and corruption do not gain ground in the state and there was social harmony in Maharashtra while working for the development of the state.