New Delhi | Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan hailed the government decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution, which accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was “a bold step to correct a historic wrong”.
Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the move, the minister of steel tweeted, “Some people are made of nerves of steel and PM Shri @narendramodi ji truly personifies that.”
“Compliments to Hon. PM Shri @narendramodi ji and Hon. HM Shri @AmitShah ji for taking a bold step to correct a historic wrong!” he said in another tweet.
On his official Twitter handle, the minister also shared an old picture of Modi hoisting the tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar and said, “Tough resolve, patience, courage and relentless pursuit of larger goals make a leader. The dream which started from Lal Chowk in 1992 led to an incredible journey of a leader who made history today by taking this step to fulfil aspirations of people in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.”
Union Home Minister Amit Shah moved a resolution in Rajya Sabha to abolish Article 370 of the Constitution, which accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir, after the president issued a notification, and introduced a Bill to divide the state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
The Rajya Sabha approved both the resolution and the the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019.
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