New Delhi: In a Club House chat, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh told a Pakistani journalist that if Congress comes to power they will reconsider the decision of abrogating Article 370.
Amit Malviya National In-charge BJP’s IT Department revealed this by sharing on twitter earlier on Saturday 12 June the audio of Digvijay’s clubhouse chat with Shahzeb, a Pakistani journalist, and others.
Digvijay has come under sharp attack over his remarks on J&K and Article 370.
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and ex-Union Minister Uma Bharti, who had led BJP to power in Madhya Pradesh defeating Digvijay Singh in 2003 has reacted sharply and said in a tweet “the statement of Digvijay regarding Article 370 in Kashmir is against the unity, integrity and sovereignty of India. This puts the patriotism of Digvijay Singh and the Congress party in doubt.”
Ms Bharti has asked the entire Congress party to clarify its views on this.
The transcript of the Clubhouse chat is as follows:
“Democracy was not there in Kashmir when they revoked article 370.Then Insaniyat was not there because they put everyone behind bars and “Kashmiriyat” is something which is basically the fundamentals of secularism because in a Muslim majority state, there was a Hindu Raja and both worked together. in fact the reservation in Kashmir was given to the Kashmiri Pundits in government services. Therefore the decision of revoking article 370 and reducing the statehood of J&K is extremely a, I would say, sad decision and the Congress party would certainly have to have a relook of this issue.”
Film maker and social activist Ashoke Pandit said in a tweet on Digvijay Singh’s Clubhouse chat that “kashmiriyat” was and is a big farce in Kashmir. It was used to hide their hatred towards us (Kashmiri Pandits). Congress has always defined democracy with killings, rapes & genocide.