Congress leaders kept practising selfish politics on Article 370, says PM Modi

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New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 18, 2019, 09:54 PM(IST)

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Addressing an election rally in Mumbai, Modi said that Article 370 led to the growth of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and an increase in corruption but the Congress leaders kept practising their "selfish" politics. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday slammed the Congress saying that the party had practised the politics which had greatly harmed the country and its leaders had spoken the language of India`s adversaries on the government`s decision to repeal Article 370, reported news agency ANI.

Addressing an election rally in Mumbai, Modi said that Article 370 led to the growth of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and an increase in corruption but the Congress leaders kept practising their "selfish" politics. 

"These are the same people who had kept Article 370 and Article 35A. This led to a rise in terrorism in the Valley, an increase in corruption and people being deprived of their rights but the Congress and some of its allies kept practising their selfish politics," he was quoted as saying. 

"We removed Article 370 and Article 35A but instead of showing solidarity with Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, they spoke the language of our adversaries. Whom were their words helping?" Modi said.

Modi was referring to the remarks of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi which Pakistan sought to use to build its narrative at a UN Human Rights Council meeting. 

Congress had slammed Pakistan and said the repeal of Article 370 was an internal matter of India."We have seen the Congress practising politics which has caused the biggest damage to the country," said Prime Minister Modi. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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