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Art 370 Only Made Leaders Bigger in Kashmir, Says BJP General Secy Ram Madhav

Art 370 Only Made Leaders Bigger in Kashmir, Says BJP General Secy Ram Madhav

Tirupati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed an unfinished agenda that was kept pending for more than 70 years for the integration of the country by scrapping Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said on Saturday.

The special status did not offer any benefit to the people of Kashmir but it benefited only some leaders who by using article 370 became big political leaders by swindling a lot of money sent for support of public schemes by the centre, he claimed.

Hailing Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for scrapping the Article, he said it was a bold and historical decision to correct the "historical blunder."

The BJP leader was delivering "A Talk on Historical Correction of a Historical Blunder of Article 370", organised by the BJPs state youth wing at an auditorium in Sri Venkateswara University here.

Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, MP from Ladakh who was the chief guest, was absent for reasons not known.

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