Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that he doesn’t see Congress securing 300 seats in the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections from how things are shaping for the party.
On Wednesday, he further justified his silence on Article 370 in public. He said that only the Supreme Court and the Centre can restore it. He said that as the BJP led government revoked Article 370 so they won’t restore it. He said this in a rally in Poonch district, Krishna Ghati.
He said during his speech that he is not sure whether Congress will have 300 MPs in 2024 to revoke Article 370 and form a government.
#WATCH | Addressing a rally in J&K's Poonch, former CM & senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said he does not see the party winning 300 seats in the next general elections. pic.twitter.com/fsoRuCtnpHAdvertisement
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During his tour of Poonch and Rajouri, Ghulam Nabi Azad said that it is not important to talk about Article 370, his main demands are the restoration of statehood in J&K and holding early assembly elections.
His statement about the party got criticism from NC vice-president Omar Abdullah. He said that Azad accepted his defeat before Supreme Court heard the matter of Article 370.
Talking about Article 370 and the division of J&K into 2 UTs, he stated that he was opposed to it. He said that he was the only one speaking to Parliament about the issue for the past 3 years. He also added that the Central government has a right to bring change in the Constitution but it must come through the Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir and not Parliament.
Article 370 was revoked to give equal status to J&K. The article accepted a special status of the states Jammu and Kashmir in regards to the autonomy and their ability to form new laws for the citizens living there.
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