"Government’s decision on Article 370 a monumental decision towards National integration", Shri Arun Jaitley
   06-Aug-2019
Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has hailed the decision of the Narendra Modi led NDA government's decision to abrogate Article 370. In a series of tweets he welcomed the decision and also provided insights into the benefits the common man of Jammu and Kashmir will accrue due to the decision.

 
The government’s decision in relation to Article 370 is a monumental decision towards National integration. The decision of the government will help the people of J&K the Most. More investment, more industry, more private educational institutions, more jobs and more revenue.While the Article 370 and Article 35A decision benefits the residents of J&K the most, the Kashmir regional leaders feel that they will not be able to whip up the fake issue of ‘sentiment vs. benefit’ to the people. Read my blog dated 28th March, 2019 on Article 35A.
 
J&K integration with India took place in October 1947. Article 370 came into force in 1952, Article 35A came in 1954, four and seven years later respectively. How can Articles 370 and 35A be a condition precedent to merger? What was a temporary and transient provision cannot be treated as permanent. It had to go.
 
Separate status led to separatism. No dynamic nation can allow this situation to continue. A historical wrong has been undone today. Article 35A came through the back door without following the procedure under Article 368 of the Constitution of India. It had to go. My complements to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji and the Home Minister Shri Amit Shah for correcting a historical blunder.
 
Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have earned a place in history. The clarity and determination which they have shown today proves ‘Modi hai toh Mumkin hai’. Congratulations to the entire nation.
 
(The article is a compilation of tweets of Shri. Arun Jaitley)