SEMINAR on ABROGATION OF ARTICLE 370
BJP National Working President Shri J P Nadda who was addressing a seminar in Kolkata on the abrogation of Article 370 on 28 September 2019 said, ‘The time is over for Mamata Banerjee’s government. Hitting out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her opposition to abrogation of provisions under Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir he asked, if power is more important to her than the nation.
Addressing a huge gathering, Shri JP Nadda said, “We have come to West Bengal today after fulfilling the dreams of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee. The great men from Bengal have inspired us. The fight for Article 370, too, began from here with Mookerjee.”
Attacking former J&K Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti Shri Nadda said these people have “misled the people on Article 370” by spreading lies that the special status of Kashmir has been withdrawn by the abrogation of the article. “They are deliberately misleading the country. Article 370 never gave a special status but was a temporary provision. Article 370 was meant to introduce the Constitution of India into J&K. In the instrument of accession, J&K was termed as a state in the union of India,” he said.
“The writing on the wall is that her government’s time is over. It’s only a matter of time that BJP will come to power in West Bengal,” he said, adding, “I want to ask Mamata ji, is country bigger or vote bank politics? Is power more important than the nation? She should answer why her party opposed the move to integrate the country. When the country is strong and united, then only people in the normal course of things come to power or go out of power.”
He added, “Let me remind the CM, she has missed the opportunity to support the abrogation of Article 370. With this move, the whole length and breadth of the country are under the Indian Constitution.”
Shri Nadda further said there is “jungle raj” and a “reign of terror” in West Bengal.
PERFORMED ‘TARPAN’ FOR 80 PARTY WORKERS
Shri JP Nadda also performed a ritual known as “mass Tarpan” on Mahalaya for 80 party workers who lost their lives in political violence in the state in the last few years. Tarpan is a ritual in which water is offered to ancestors with prayers for peace to the departed souls.
Shri Nadda said family members of “slain BJP workers” in West Bengal are not getting justice. “There is ‘jungle raj’ and a reign of terror in West Bengal under the TMC. It is witnessing ‘goonda raj’ as there is no rule of law here. But, this ‘jungle raj’ will end soon as the time of the TMC government is over,” he added.
West Bengal Chief Minister is “fast losing her political ground in West Bengal. She has no vision as the chief minister,” he said.