Constitutional changes in J&K may also be reversed, repealed: Mehbooba
Former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party President (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti on Friday described the repeal of farm law as a “welcome step” and hoped that the “constitutional changes made in Jammu and Kashmir also be reversed and repealed.”
Taking to micro-blogging Twitter, Mufti posted, “The decision to repeal farm laws is a welcome step seems to be a “compulsions and fear of drubbing in elections.”
She hoped that the constitutional changes made following the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir would be also reversed and corrected.
“Decision to repeal farm laws & an apology is a welcome step, even though it stems from electoral compulsions & fear of drubbing in elections. Ironical that while BJP needs to please people in rest of India for votes, punishing & humiliating Kashmiris satisfies their major vote bank,” she tweeted.
“Desecrating Indian constitution to dismember & disempower J&K was done only to please their voters. I hope they course correct here too & reverse the illegal changes made in J&K since August 2019,” she said in another tweet.
Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, while welcoming the decision, said in a tweet that farm laws repealed by the government out of the goodness of its heart are completely mistaken.
“#Anyone who believes the government repealed the #FarmLaws out of the goodness of its heart is completely mistaken. This government only responds to cold hard numbers – bypoll setback = fuel price reduction. Poor internal polls numbers for Western UP & Punjab = #Farmlawsrepealed,” Omar tweeted.