ELLENABAD (SIRSA): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the Congress, alleging that their wrong policies destroyed the nation and injustice was continuously done with Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a gathering here on the last day of campaigning, Modi attacked the party on Article 370 issue, saying it was a temporary provision, but for 70 years the Congress did nothing about it. “I ended this temporary provision. When you made me permanent for five years, why would I allow this temporary thing,” he asked.The Prime Minister also said that four lakh Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave their homes in the valley.
He also attacked the Congress on the Kartarpur Corridor issue, saying for 70 years the devotees had to seek ‘darshan’ of the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara using binoculars.He said the inability to bring Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in the Indian territory during Partition was a mistake.
Justifying the scrapping of provisions of Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir, Modi said, “Should Kashmir have been allowed to be destroyed for the sake of power in Delhi? Should Kashmir be more important or post of a prime minister? Every Indian’s reply is the same that PMs will come and go, Kashmir has to remain and prosper.”
He said for 70 years, “no honest efforts” were made to find a meaningful solution to the issue even after innocents kept dying in J-K while the jawans sacrificed their lives for the safety and security of citizens there.
He also accused the Congress of opposing the government move with regard to Jammu and Kashmir.