Chennai, March 01 (KMS): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hitting out at the BJP-led Modi government over abrogation of Article 370 that revoked the special status for occupied Jammu and Kashmir in 2019, has said it was a move that has not happened ever before in India which has left “bureaucrats from Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat” to rule the territory.
Rahul Gandhi made these comments while speaking at the release of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin’s autobiography in Chennai.
“We have to understand that for the first time since independence, a state of the Indian union had its powers taken away. It has never happened before that the rights of people have been snatched from them. Today the people of Jammu and Kashmir don’t rule themselves. Bureaucrats from UP and Gujarat rule Jammu and Kashmir. And that is the extreme they have done” to the territory, he said at the event also attended by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Further, referring to enhancing BSF’s powers, he said that in Punjab “hundreds of kms of land was unilaterally taken away and given to BSF, without any question, discussion and they do the same to Tamil Nadu.”
He further charged that the judiciary, the Election Commission and media are “systematically” attacked one by one “but the BJP should not be under any illusions.”
“We are going to fight them, we are going to defeat them,” he asserted.