Political Buzz

Congress gives amendment notice to J-K Reorganisation Bill

ANI | August 05, 2019 04:42 PM
The Congress party has opposed a resolution for the abrogation of Article 370, which provides special provisions to Jammu and Kashmir.

New Delhi: Congress has given amendment notice on the bill in the Rajya Sabha to turn Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh into Union Territories, and the party is expected to press for a division to record its opposition to the passage of the bill.

Sources said party MP M V Rajeev Gowda has given a notice for the amendment which opposes the provision in the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 that provides for bifurcating the state into two Union Territories.

A senior party leader said that the party will oppose the bill and seek division.

"It should be recorded. It has long-term consequences. What we do today will be seen even after 70-80 years," he said.

The party has also opposed a resolution for the abrogation of Article 370, which provides special provisions to Jammu and Kashmir.

The Centre on Monday repealed Article 370 which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir and a resolution in this regard was moved in the Rajya Sabha by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, amidst uproar by the opposition in the Upper House.

"All clauses of Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, will not be applicable in the state," Shah said while moving the resolution and added that it will come into effect after the President signs giving his assent and the Central government notifies it.

Soon after Shah moved the resolution, a gazette notification in this regard was issued by the President. (ANI)

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Costly electricity issue an acid test for Captain-Jakhar and Gandhis: AAP
Costly electricity issue an acid test for Captain-Jakhar and Gandhis: AAP
 Jalandhar (Rural) Police busted inter-state liquor vends gang, Four held with Pistol
Jalandhar (Rural) Police busted inter-state liquor vends gang, Four held with Pistol
Chidambaram commends Punjab Assembly for taking up resolution against CAA today
Chidambaram commends Punjab Assembly for taking up resolution against CAA today
DC inaugurates six ‘she boxes’ in city for prompt redressal of complaints regarding crime against women
DC inaugurates six ‘she boxes’ in city for prompt redressal of complaints regarding crime against women
ADC (D) launches booklet on completion of 50 years of soil & water conservation department
ADC (D) launches booklet on completion of 50 years of soil & water conservation department
Cabinet Ministers Tript Bajwa and Balbir Sidhu announces grant of Rs 5 lac & 2 lac respectively to Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Bhawan Society
Cabinet Ministers Tript Bajwa and Balbir Sidhu announces grant of Rs 5 lac & 2 lac respectively to Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Bhawan Society
Awareness leads to change in mindset towards girl child: Balbir Singh Sidhu
Awareness leads to change in mindset towards girl child: Balbir Singh Sidhu
Balbir Sidhu advocates fixing of medicines' prices on salt not brand
Balbir Sidhu advocates fixing of medicines' prices on salt not brand
Capt Amarinder reiterates demand for VGF from centre for Biomass Power & Solar Hybrid Power Projects
Capt Amarinder reiterates demand for VGF from centre for Biomass Power & Solar Hybrid Power Projects
Punjab govt under Capt Amarinder Singh goes in for sweeping legal reforms to deal with crime against women & children
Punjab govt under Capt Amarinder Singh goes in for sweeping legal reforms to deal with crime against women & children
Capt Amarinder led Punjab cabinet okays enactment of water resources management ordinance
Capt Amarinder led Punjab cabinet okays enactment of water resources management ordinance
District SAS Nagar police sensitized students and teachers about traffic rules and ill-effects of drugs & pollution
District SAS Nagar police sensitized students and teachers about traffic rules and ill-effects of drugs & pollution