Minutes after taking charge, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said that the government is in the process of repealing Article 370 that guarantees a special category status for Jammu and Kashmir. Jitendra Singh said that the NDA government is in talks with the stakeholders.
“The process of repealing Article 370 has started. We are speaking to stakeholders. The BJP has won more than half of the seats from Jammu and Kashmir, so will you interpret it as an endorsement of the BJP’s stand,” Singh asked.
“370 is more like a psychological barrier,” he added.
The BJP in its election manifesto had reiterated its stand on Article 370, saying it would discuss with all stakeholders for abrogation of this article, besides ensuring the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the land of their ancestors with full dignity, security and assured livelihood.