Amit Shah in election rally
Article 370 should have been removed from Jammu and Kashmir long ago. The country or Kashmir did not benefit from it. If it is removed now, terrorism will also be eliminated and the area will grow on the path of development. Home Minister Amit Shah said this on Sunday. He was speaking at an event to mark the unveiling of the book ‘Listening, learning and leading’ by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu.
Naidu incorporates his two years of experience as Vice President in the book. Shah said that the government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has freed the country from Article 370. He said, ‘I clearly believed that it was not benefiting the country or Kashmir. It should have been removed already. As home minister, I had no doubt about what would happen after the withdrawal of 370.’
Shah said that he certainly had some apprehension while presenting the Bill to reorganize Kashmir in Rajya Sabha. Recalling the uproar in the Rajya Sabha during the partition of Andhra Pradesh into Telangana, Shah said, “I was a little skeptical that I should not face the same unpleasant situation as we did not have a majority there.”
Despite this, I decided that the bill would be brought first in the Rajya Sabha and later in the Lok Sabha. ”Shah also praised Venkaiah Naidu for the smooth functioning of the Rajya Sabha. Being the Vice President, Naidu is also the Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
Naidu has remained firm towards Kashmir: Shah also referred to Naidu’s days of student politics. He told that once a communist professor asked Naidu why he was struggling for a state he had not even seen. Till Naidu said, ‘One eye cannot see the other eye, but can feel its pain.’
Rajinikanth said, Krishna-Arjun is like Modi-Shah: South superstar Rajinikanth, who was present at the unveiling of the book, praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. While praising Shah on ‘Mission Kashmir’, Rajinikanth called it a brilliant move. He described Modi and Shah as pairing with Lord Krishna and Arjuna. Rajinikanth said, “We do not know who is Krishna and who is Arjuna. Only Modi-Shah knows this.