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Article 370: Congress leaders in Rajasthan support BJP government

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August 6, 2019, 5:34 pm

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Sports and youth affairs minister Ashok Chandna

Jaipur: Some Congress leaders in Rajasthan also have refused to toe the party line. Congress leader Jyoti Mirdha and sports and youth affairs minister Ashok Chandna welcomed the BJP government’s decision to scrap Article 370.

Mirdha said that the BJP government’s decision to scrap Article 370 was commendable. “It was a welcoming move taken in the interest of a united nation. Protesting against it just for the sack of it isn’t good. I support the government on this issue because the country comes first,” she said.

Similarly, sports and youth affairs minister in Rajasthan Ashok Chandna tweeted that he supports the BJP government.

“It is my personal opinion. It is for the first time that I am supporting this government over an issue; however, they should refrain from acting arbitrarily and move forward after taking all concerned parties into confidence,” Chandna tweeted.

Rajasthan Youth Congress general secretary Ayush Bhardwaj also hailed the Narendra Modi government for its ‘bold decision’ in a Facebook post.

Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot didn’t directly criticize the BJP government’s decision; however, he condemned the arrests of the former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir.

He tweeted, “For us to be a progressive, vibrant democracy-all political parties and local representatives needed to be involved. He said that there was no justification for arresting former CMs’, who took oath under the constitution and treating them at par with separatists.

“I pray and hope that peace prevails,” Pilot stated in this tweet.

Former chief minister Farooq Abdullah had completed his MBBS from SMS Medical College. Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot is the son-in-law of Farooq Abdullah.

First published: August 6, 2019