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Amit Shah, JP Nadda Meet Former Jammu And Kashmir Governor

Shah also said Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s unfulfilled dream of integrating Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country was accomplished on August 5 when Article 370 and 35A were repealed (Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna NS

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah and the party’s working president J P Nadda met former Jammu and Kashmir governor Jagmohan on Tuesday (3) as part of its ‘sampark abhiyan’ to reach out to leading members of society over the Centre’s move to revoke provisions of Article 370.

The BJP has embarked on a month-long exercise to seek people’s support on the decision to end Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, with its leaders and workers asked to fan out across the country to hold meetings.

Jagmohan (91) is known for his hardline stand on the Kashmir issue. He was also a minister in the first BJP-led NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Indian minister Dharmendra Pradhan accompanied Shah and Nadda to the meeting.

The federal government on August 5 abrogated provisions of Article 370 which accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

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