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BJP’s poll manifesto promises abrogation of Article 370, Article 35 A


New Delhi, Apr 08 (KNS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its election manifesto released by Party President Amit Shah in Delhi on Monday reiterated the saffron party’s commitment to abrogated article 370 and article 35-A presently challenged through various public interest litigations (PILs) in the Supreme Court of India.

In the last five years, we have made all necessary efforts to ensure peace in Jammu and Kashmir through decisive a actions and a firm policy. We are committed to overcome all obstacles that come in the way of development and provide adequate financial resources to all the regions of the state. The poll manifesto of the saffron party also reassures migrant Kashmiri Pandits to their home and promises resettlement of West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs).

We reiterate our position since the time of the Jan Sangh to the abrogation of Article 370.

We are committed to annulling Article 35A of the Constitution of India as the provision is discriminatory against non-permanent residents and women of Jammu and Kashmir. We believe that Article 35A is an obstacle in the development of the state. We will take all steps to ensure a safe and peaceful environment for all residents of the state. We will make all efforts to ensure the safe return of Kashmiri Pandits and we will provide financial assistance for the resettlement of refugees from West Pakistan (WPRs). (KNS)