Modi mentioned Article 370 for vote bank in Bihar : Mehbooba Mufti
Srinagar, Oct 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday slammed opposition for demanding restoration of Article 370 in J&K.
He also accused opposition of ‘siding with those conspiring to weaken India’.
” NDA government abrogated Article 370. These people say they will bring it back if they come to power. After saying this they dare to ask for votes from Bihar. Is this not an insult of Bihar? The state which sends its sons and daughters to the borders to protect the country,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing his first election rally for the current election season in Bihar.
Speaking to supporters in Sasaram, Modi said the Covid-19 pandemic would have been much worse in Bihar had Chief Minister Nitish Kumar not taken strong steps.
The political temperature in Bihar is set to rise dramatically today as PM Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi take the poll stage to address a series of rallies, with near simultaneous ones in Bhagalpur district.
“Where the country is moving forward by resolving the crisis, these people (Opposition) are standing in front of every resolution of the country. If the country decided to free farmers from middlemen and brokers, then they are openly in favor of middlemen and brokers,” he said.
Meanwhile,Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti on Friday lashed out at BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for raking up Kashmir in every election in India.
In a press confrence she said PM Modi mentioned Article 370 for vote bank in Bihar as he does not want to touch real issues.
She said, “PM had to resort to Article 370 for vote bank in Bihar. Real issues they don’t even want to touch. When they fail on the real issues, they rake up Kashmir and Article 370,” Mehbooba Mufti said.
Slamming PM Modi for invoking Article 370 during a poll rally in Bihar, Mehbooba Mufti said, “They have nothing to show to ask for votes. They say you can buy land in J&K, we have abrogated Article 370. Then they said they will give free vaccines. Today, PM Modi had to speak of Article 370 for votes. This government has failed to solve the issues of this nation.”