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Cong split over Kashmir

Senior and young Congress leaders differed with  party on the abrogation of Article 370, saying a “historical mistake” has been corrected by the government.

Backing Modi government’s decisions, congress leader janaradan Dwivedi said that it is a matter of national satisfaction that a “mistake” done at the time of independence has been corrected. “It is a very old issue. After independence, many freedom fighters did not want Article 370 to remain. I had my political training under Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, who was against this Article. Personally, this is an issue of a matter of satisfaction for the nation.

“This historical mistake that happened at the time of independence has been rectified today, even though late, and is welcomed,” Dwivedi said.

young leaders like ex mp Milind Deora, Jyotiraditya Sindhia and Deepender Hodda also supported government move on Kashmir .

Former Congress MP Deepender S Hooda in a tweet said, “My personal view is that there isn’t a need to have Article 370 in the 21st century. The move is not only in the interest of the country but also for the benefit of Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral part of India. It is the responsibility of the government to implement the move in a peaceful environment.”

In another setback for the Congress, its Rajya Sabha MP and chief whip Bhubaneshwar Kalita resigned from the membership of the House on Monday opposing the party’s stand on the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Ex Mp Ranjita Ranjan also supported removal of artical 370 and said its for unity .

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