In an alleged chat with a Pakistani journalist on Clubhouse, senior party leader Digvijaya Singh has allegedly said that if Congress come to power at the Centre, they will reconsider the decision of abrogating Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
The alleged chat was released on Twitter by BJP leader Amit Malviya. “In a Club House chat, Rahul Gandhi’s top aide Digvijaya Singh tells a Pakistani journalist that if Congress comes to power they will reconsider the decision of abrogating Article 370…Really? (sic),” he tweeted.
This is what Pakistan wants, the BJP IT cell head added.
In the alleged chat, the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister can be heard talking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government’s decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
“When they revoked Article 370 then humanity was missing as Kashmiriyat is something which is basically fundamentals of secularism because in a Muslim-majority state there was a Hindu king and both worked together. In fact, the reservation in Kashmir was given to Kashmiri pandits in government services,” said Digvijay Singh (roughly translated from Hindi).
“Therefore, the decision of revoking Article 370 and reducing the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir is extremely a sad decision and the Congress party would certainly have to take a relook at this issue,” he added.
Reacting to the development, Digvijaya Singh hit out at the BJP’s Malviya saying that the uneducated people maybe couldn’t understand the difference between shall and consider.
PM Modi-led government at the Centre revoked Article 370 of the Constitution of India on August 6, 2019 and bifurcated the Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories, namely UT of J&K and UT of Ladakh.