BJP general secretary and party’s Kashmir in-charge Ram Madhav on Thursday said Article 371 won’t be extended to Jammu and Kashmir.
Article 371 is applicable in 10 states including Gujarat, Nagaland, Assam, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka.
Bhutia also urged the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha-led government to press for implementing Inner Line Permit in the state and quit the NDA in protest against the passage of the Bill.
The Hyderabad-Karnataka Horata Samithi chief was said to be the brain behind the amendment of Article 371 J for which went to Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh to study the functioning of the amendment.
Bommai said that the government would decide on the matter after it considers all pros and cons.
The Home Minister said that he would not go into the merits of the case being faced by the Karnataka Congress leader and that the BJP is not at all responsible for whatever has happened.
The chief ministers of all eight states of the Northeast and leaders of various regional political parties attended the meeting.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that Article 371 is not a temporary provision like Article 370 and BJP will respect it.
Shah assured that the Centre would not touch Article 371 in the Northeast. The land, among others, in Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh is protected under Article 371.
Article 370 was clearly temporary in nature but Article 371 is about special provisions in the North East and there is a vast difference between the two, he said.Article 370 was clearly temporary in n