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BJP to scrap Art 370 if voted back to power: Shah

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Sunday said

370 that gives special powers to will be scrapped if Narendra Modi is elected as again.

Addressing his first rally at Chogan Maidan in district, said former chief said there should be another for the state whereas in its manifesto declared it will review AFSPA in and amend provisions of

All this indicated their mindset but if the BJP comes to power again and Modi becomes prime minister, 370 will be removed for sure, he added.

The is campaigning in support of Kangra BJP candidate

Targeting the on the issue of national security, he said the Manmohan Singh led previous government did nothing when beheaded five soldiers but under Modi rule airstrikes were carried out in Balakot.

pointed out that Congress said instead of airstrikes, "we should talk to militants".

Targeting Pitroda further, the said, "If you ask a question regarding the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Congress says 'hua to hua'. If you ask a question regarding the 26/11 attacks in and migration of Kashmiri Pandits, Congress says 'hua to hua.'

Shah also noted that it was for the first time that the opposition has not made corruption an issue as it has been "wiped out" during the

Counting various development works done in HP under the Modi government, Shah said, "Process is on to set up an international airport at Mandi. It will be done after comes to power again at the Centre."

HP CM and veteran BJP were present in the rally.

Congress has pitted sitting MLA Pawan Kajal against HP minister from Kangra.

The is scheduled to address two more rallies later in the day in HP's Bilaspur and Nahan in support of BJP candidates and from Hamirpur and Shimla Lok Sabha seats respectively.

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 13:51 IST