The Congress has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for only highlighting abrogation of Article 370 in the Assembly poll campaigns and dared him to tell the people who split Pakistan into two.
"Wherever the Prime Minister goes, he only remembers (Article) 370. He (Modi) does not know when Pakistan was divided and by whom. It was we (Congress) who broke apart Pakistan into two. Where were you (Modi) then?" senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal said here on Saturday.
Sibal said Modi must tell the people of Haryana that it was because of the Congress that Pakistan was divided into two. "It happened under the Congress rule," he said.
The Congress leader said what had the Modi's BJP government done for implementation of Article 47 of the Constitution, which stated that raising the level of nutrition, standard of living and public health was the duty of the state.
"You only remember Article 370, don't keep in mind your constitutional duties. Around 93 per cent children are not getting proper nutrition and your focus is on Article 370. You are doing this because of the Assembly polls. You don't know about the people who are suffering," Sibal remarked.
Sibal attacked Modi and Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah over their remarks that J&K lagged in development because of Article 370.
Citing data on poverty, infant mortality, unemployment, along with gross enrolment ratio in higher education and the human development index of Haryana, Maharashtra, UP, MP and Gujarat, Sibal said they didn't have Article 370, but they lagged J&K on those parameters.
He also cited the US Customs and Border Protection data to say that in the past three years the number of Indians arrested for trying to illegally enter the US had trebled.