After supporting the BJP in Rajya Sabha over abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said that her party expected that the people of the northern most state would benefit from the Centre’s decision.
Mayawati said that due to this decision, Buddhist followers of Dr Ambedkar were feeling happy.
“There was a long-pending demand to scrap Articles 370 (which gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir) and 35A of the Constitution. The BSP now expects that the people of the region would benefit from the decision,” she tweeted.
In another tweet, the BSP chief said: “The decision to make Ladakh a Union territory was a long-pending demand of Buddhists living there, which has been fulfilled and the BSP welcomes this. Buddhist followers of Dr Ambedkar are feeling very happy.”
On Monday, the BSP supported the Centre’s resolution to revoke Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir in Parliament.
Meanwhile, Congress MLA and general secretary of AICC Women Cell Aditi Singh also supported the Modi government move. The leader, however, claimed that it was her personal view and had nothing to do with the party’s stance.
Talking to The Pioneer over phone on Tuesday, Singh said: “I’m in absolute support of the decision. It will help in integrating J&K with the mainstream. It’s a historic decision. It should not be politicised. As an MLA and in my personal capacity, I welcome this decision.”
Earlier on Monday, Singh had tweeted “#Article 370, ‘United we stand, Jai Hind’.”
When a follower reminded her that she was a Congress leader, she replied: “I am a Hindustani.” Daughter of five-time MLA from Rae Bareli Akhilesh Singh, Aditi Singh won her first Assembly election in 20117 and is close to Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.