BJP is committed to “revoke” Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and whenever the party has majority in the state, the special status will be scrapped, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore said on Friday.
“The stand of the BJP over article 370 has not changed. Whenever we have majority in Jammu and Kashmir, we will revoke Article 370,” Rathore said.
He was speaking at #Modi365, a conclave organised by an English news channel to mark a year of BJP government in office.
Rathore also tried to justify Narendra Modi’s foreign visits saying the earlier Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also undertook trips for same number of days, but it was hardly taken notice of.
Taking a jibe at the ‘suit-boot ki Sarkar’ comment of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the minister said, “it is better to be suited than to be booted out,”
Lashing out at the Congress over the issue of black money and corruption, Rathore said that for the past one year there has not been a single case of corruption reported in the government.
“We have also formed an SIT on black money, which they (the Congress) did not form.
“You (Congress) only spoke about poor, but we work for the poor. We have linked 15 crore poor Indians to the banking system. Only 20 per cent Indians previously had insurance. But in the last 12 days we covered 7 cr people,” he said.