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‘Due to ‘coalition compulsions’, BJP not speaking about abrogation of special status’

Our party has decided not to give any view point on the article till the Supreme Court delivers its decision: BJP state President 

Srinagar: The ruling People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) coalition partner the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that due to the ‘compulsions of the coalition’ which runs as per the Agenda for Alliance, they are not speaking about the abrogation of the state’s special status.

“The coalition government with PDP is run as per Agenda of Alliance. Because of coalition compulsions, BJP is not speaking about abrogation of special status or Article 35-A,” said Sat Sharma, BJP’s State president told a local news agency.

He also added that the party will not speak till the Supreme Court doesn’t decide about the petition which has been filed against the Article 35-A.

“Our party has decided not to give any view point on the article till the Supreme Court delivers its decision on the petition on removal of Article 35-A,” said Sharma.

The petition in Supreme Court, presently pending before a three- Judge bench of the court, on removal of Article 35-A has created a stir in the state, with Opposition parties warning of a “revolt far greater than Amarnath land row”.

Moreover, Hurriyat leaders having called for ‘Kashmir Bandh’ on August 12 against the move.

Earlier, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had said that if Article 35-A is tempered with, there would be no one in Kashmir to hold tricolour.

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