Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah on Saturday dared Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to declare that his party will restore provisions of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir if voted to power.
Shah was addressing an election rally in tribal Nandurbar district in Maharashtra. Shah said that after Narendra Modi won a landslide victory for the second consecutive time, the first thing he did after assuming office was to abrogate provisions of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
“Due to the special provisions, Pakistan fomented terror in the state and over 40,000 people died,” he said.
Accusing the Congress of not having national interest in mind, Shah said the party was only interested in protecting its vote bank.