The BJP Navi Mumbai along with Shiv Sena came together at Vashi’s Shivaji Chowk to celebrate the historic move of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government to revoke article 370. Fulfilling an electoral promise of the BJP, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced the decision in the Rajya Sabha, which approved both the resolution and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation bill. Here is what revoking Article 370 means for Jammu and Kashmir :
• No special powers now
• Single citizenship
• Only one flag
• Minorities (that is Sikhs and Hindus) will have 16% reservation
• People from other states will be able to purchase land or property in J &K
• RTI will be applicable
• Assembly duration in Union Territory of J & K will be for 5 years
• Panchayats will have same rights as other states
• Children will benefit from RTE (Right to Education)
The government’s move sent a wave of jubilation among BJP supporters and citizens in Navi Mumbai who gathered with BJP and Shiv Sena leader at Shivaji Chowk to celebrate. Among the leaders who joined the celebrations were Belapur MLA Manda Mhatre, BJP Navi Mumbai District President Ramchandra Gharat and BJP MLC Ramesh Patil among others. What did not go amiss was the presence of former Mayor Sagar Naik who recently defected from NCP to the BJP. Speaking like a true PM Modi loyalist, Sagar Naik applauded the historic decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
He said that August 5 will be celebrated like Republic Day and Independence Day in years hereafter.
Zeba Warsia – NMTV News.