Sarder Patel united 630 provinces. Nehru had just one job (to united J&K with India). But that job got done only in August 2019 (when Modi govt took the decision on Article 370)," Amit Shah said.
The minister said that the temporary provision allowed a set of narrow elite to arbitrage Article 370 for monopolising political power and creating a close loop politics.
Restrictions were lifted from most parts of Kashmir on Saturday, a day after strict curbs on the movement of people were imposed in view of Friday congregational prayers, officials said.
The forest department team had come to remove encroachment from a piece of land. This infuriated villagers to an extent that one of them tried to commit suicide by pouring petrol.
A Shradhanjali and Sarva Dharma Prarthana Sabha was held on Friday morning at Vajpayee's memorial, Sadaiv Atal, in New Delhi.
The superstar also praised the Vice President of the country, Venkaiah Naidu. He said, "Venkaiah Naidu always thinks for the welfare of people. He has become a politician by mistake as he is an excellent spiritual leader."
The next big test for security forces is Eid. Eid is on Monday and maintaining peace in the valley will be a big challenge for the security forces. The administration is planning to restart the communication line in the valley, especially for Eid.
The debate was initiated after Shah moved the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019, The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill 2019 and the resolution revoking Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir in the Lok Sabha.
On the mediation offer, Trump said "It is really up to PM Modi. And I met with Prime Minister [Imran] Khan; I got along great. I think they are fantastic people, Khan and Modi. I mean I would imagine they can get along very well," Trump said while responding to a question on India not accepting his offer of mediation on Kashmir.
Reacting to the objection being raised by the opposition, Chairman Naidu said the House should speak in one voice on a national issue such as this.