New Delhi: On 1st December, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said he does not see congress getting 300 seats in the next Lok Sabha elections if things continue currently.
Azad was speaking over his stand on Articles 370 and 35a. He said only Supreme Court, where the matter is pending, and the Centre can restore it. Since the BJP-led central government abrogated Article 370, so they won’t restore it, he said at a rally in Poonch district’s Krishna Ghati.
In the rally he spoke, “And when will we have 300 MPs on our own? So, I cannot promise to do it as we will have to get 300 MPs in 2024. Come what may. May God get us 300 [MPs], but at present, I do not see it. That is why I will not make any false promise and avoid talking about 370.”
The statement has grabbed political attention. NC vice-president Omar Abdullah criticized Ghulam Nabi Azad’s statement. He said the senior Congress leader has accepted defeat even before the Supreme Court took up hearing in the matter. Many congress leaders will possibly react after the statement.
However, Ghulam justified his fight against center, he added, “Our fight with the government is that when Article 370 was abrogated and state bifurcated, It shall have happened through the Assembly of J&K and not Parliament,’’