The BJP on Saturday accused PDP president Mehbooba Mufti of “disrespecting” the Indian flag and asserted that the revocation of Article 370 was achieved constitutionally and that it’s going to not be restored. Her feedback that she is not going to maintain the tricolour until the Kashmiri flag is restored is “downright denunciation” of the nationwide flag’s sanctity, senior BJP chief and Union Regulation Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad mentioned.
The previous Jammu and Kashmir chief minister had on Friday mentioned that she was not fascinated by contesting elections or holding the tricolour, the nationwide flag, until the constitutional adjustments enforced on August 5 final yr have been rolled again.
She mentioned she would maintain the tricolour solely when the separate flag of the erstwhile state is restored.
Prasad asserted that Article 370, which gave the erstwhile state a particular standing and was revoked final yr, is not going to be restored.
It was eliminated following a correct constitutional course of and each Homes of Parliament accredited it with overwhelming numbers, he mentioned.
Revoking it was our dedication to the nation and folks have appreciated it, he mentioned.
In some ways, Mufti has proven severe disrespect to the very picture of India which the tricolour represents, he added.
The minister additionally hit out at different opposition events, saying they’ve maintained a stony silence at her remarks displaying severe disrespect to the nationwide flag, whilst they criticise the saffron social gathering on the “slightest of points”.
“That is hypocrisy and double customary,” Prasad mentioned.
He claimed that the revocation of the Article 370 has led to elevated improvement within the union territory with the weaker sections of society, like SCs, STs, OBCs and ladies, having fun with the identical rights that they do in the remainder of the nation.
Folks participated in native polls in Jammu and Kashmir with pleasure and happiness, he mentioned.
“Some folks and households who used to rule with impunity and with out accountability are going to have issues,” he mentioned.