While addressing an election rally in Maharashtra's Buldhana, Union home minister Amit Shah revealed that PM Modi told US President Donald Trump not to interfere in the Kashmir issue as the BJP stands firm on its decision
Buldhana (Maharashtra): BJP president Amit Shah on Friday (October 11) revealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi told US President Donald Trump that Kashmir is an internal matter of India and he need not interfere.
"This has been our consistent stand for years that we will not tolerate any interference in Kashmir. If any country tried to speak on Kashmir, we said that it is our internal matter, be it American President or anyone else," Shah said.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi said clearly that Kashmir is our internal matter and you need not interfere," said Shah at an election rally in Maharashtra's Buldhana.
Shah said the Congress and the NCP had opposed the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, and in the Maharashtra Assembly polls, the voters should ask them about their stand on Kashmir issue.
"With respect to the integration of Kashmir with India, Article 370 was the biggest hurdle. In 70 years, no other Prime Minister showed the courage to abolish Article 370, but Narendra Modi did it," he said.
"In the Parliament, Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad said that river of blood would flow in Kashmir if Article 370 is repealed. But I would like to share with you that not even a drop of blood was flown after Article 370 was revoked," added Shah.
"The Congress and the NCP opposed the abrogation of Article 370. When they come to you asking for votes, you should ask what is their stand on it," said Shah.
Maharashtra is scheduled to go to polls on October 21. The BJP is in alliance with the Shiv Sena. The Congress is contesting elections in a coalition with the NCP. The counting of votes will take place on October 24.
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Last Updated Oct 11, 2019, 1:54 PM IST