J&K issue: BJD supports scrapping of Article 370

New Delhi: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday supported the Central government’s resolution for revoking Article 370 and 35A for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and also the bifurcation of J&K.

In his speech in Rajya Sabha, BJD MP Prasanna Acharya said from today onwards, Kashmir truly became an integral part of the country and BJD will be happy when Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) will become an integral part of the country.  

“When an Indian is unable to purchase or own land in Jammu and Kashmir, how could we claim that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. I would like to thank the Home Minister as Jammu and Kashmir became in real term an integral part of India today only, today only,” said Acharya.

“I support this resolution. My party the Biju Janata Dal supports this resolution. We are a regional party. But, for us nation is first. Integrity, safety and security of India are first. We are a regional party. We have our regional aspirations. But for us, our motherland, Bharat Mata is top most. Therefore Sir, I support this resolution,” he added.