Congress used Article 356 to dismiss state governments 93 times: Home Minister Amit Shah

Replying to a statutory resolution seeking Lok Sabha's nod to extend President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir, he said the government has spent Rs 2,307 crore to upgrade security apparatus in the state.

Published: 28th June 2019 04:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2019 04:20 PM   |  A+A-

Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in the 17th Lok Sabha. (Screengrab)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in the 17th Lok Sabha. (Screengrab)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Amit Shah hit out at the Congress and then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

"Who is responsible," he asked drawing a sharp reaction from Congress members. The House witnessed disruptions over Shah naming Nehru. Continuing his attack on the opposition party, he said so far Article 356 (President's Rule) was imposed 132 times of which the Congress used it 93 times to dismiss state governments.

Replying to a statutory resolution seeking Lok Sabha's nod to extend President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir, he said the government has spent Rs 2,307 crore to upgrade security apparatus in the state.

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Shah asserted in the Lok Sabha that the Modi government has 'zero tolerance' policy towards terrorism and its ideology is to ensure the protection of borders and make the country free of terrorism. He also said the government withdrew security of 919 people in the state as there was no security threat.

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Shah said people speak against India in Jammu and Kashmir to get security cover. In fact, he said, people who speak for India face the real threat.

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