Shiv Sena, a constituent of the BJP-led NDA at the Centre, Tuesday termed BJP-PDP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir as “treason” and said that PM Narendra Modi has compromised on Hindutva.
Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena MP and spokesman, reportedly said the only solution to the Kashmir problem was to abrogate Article 370 that has been a “noose” around the country’s neck since its inception.
Speaking at a seminar Raut said, “The responsibility to find the solution to the Kashmir problem lies not with the Parliament or the Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir. It is with us and it requires courage.”
He demanded, “Abrogate article 370 that has been a noose around the country’s neck for the last 60 years.”
“Abrogating Article 370 won’t lead to snapping ties with India. If any political leader makes any such comment then he has no right to continue in his post,” he said.
Accusing the Modi government of going soft on Hindutva, he said having a Congress government at the Centre was a better proposition.
“During the polls you spoke of Ram Mandir, Article 370, finishing Pakistan off, Uniform Civil Code but what happened after the polls? The first compromise is always with Hindutva to run government,” he said.
“Even having Congress was better it seems. At least they used to fear when we used to stare at them,” Raut said.