SRINAGAR, APR 16 (PTK): While talking about Article 370, 35A, Union minister Prakash Javadekar has said that BJP has not changed its ideological position on these two issues for the last 50 years.
Speaking on issues such as Articles 370 and 35(A), which grant special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Javadekar said that BJP has not changed its ideological position on these two issues for the last 50 years.
“As the mandate was fractured in Jammu and Kashmir, we decided to experiment, but we parted ways when we felt that we will have to compromise on core issues. People in India want Jammu and Kashmir to be treated like any other state,” he said.
He also said that NDA is opposed to restoration on pre-1953 status and would oppose it at any cost. The demand made by some Jammu and Kashmir parties, including the National Conference, talks about greater autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir which is vehemently opposed by BJP.
“Legally and as per the practice strategy, anyone can fight from two constituencies. The issue is not that he is fighting from Wayanad, the issue is why he has ran away from Amethi. Because we won all the panchayat elections, zilla parishad elections and other major elections in the last five years.
When asked about Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s entry into mainstream politics, the Union HRD minister said, “She can fight elections from anywhere. She has campaigned in last three general elections but could not achieve desired results.” Javadekar also said that the BJP takes elections far more seriously than Rahul Gandhi.