Article 370 nullified in unconstitutional manner: Priyanka Gandhi


    "The manner in which it (abrogation of Article 370) has been done is completely unconstitutional and against all principals of democracy.

    Sonbhadra (Uttar Pradesh): Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said that the manner in which Jammu and Kashmir's special status was nullified was "unconstitutional and undemocratic."

    "The manner in which it (abrogation of Article 370) has been done is completely unconstitutional and against all principals of democracy. There are rules to be followed which have not been followed," Gandhi told reporters here.

    She also said that Congress will continue its fight for protecting the constitutional principals. "Congress has always fought for the constitution and democracy," she said.

    Seeking to the downplay the differences within Congress over the government's move on Article 370, she said that the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party's topmost body, had disapproved the "unilateral, brazen and totally undemocratic manner" in which the Article was abrogated.

    However, several Congress leader including general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia, Janardan Dwivedi and Deepender Hooda supported the government on the historic decision.

    "Scindia is also in the CWC. He has also signed the statement. Everyone on the same page. Everyone has a voice in our party and we discuss the people's opinion, we discuss and then we come to a conclusion," she said.

    On August 5, the government announced to strip Jammu and Kashmir of the special status under Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
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    mahendra dev361 days ago
    Devidas Telakat362 days ago
    Was aping Westminster constitutional? Were the many scams totaling to 20.23 trillion USDs till 2011 constitutional?Was stashing moneys in tax havens abroad constitutional? How was RajiV Gandhi''s Swiss acount having 1250 crores in 2006 constitutionally and how did it swell to 12500 crores by 2012 constitutionally? Do you know the spelling of Constitution? Was Vadra''s land gobbling done constitutionally?
    Shaleen Tripathi362 days ago
    Pak need not fight with us ''coz we have politicians to politicise every issue... even matters of national security and rights of the people...
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