Delhi: Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while interacting with media said that the decision to scrap Article 370 is a historic step and congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the bold step which will have far reaching effects on the growth and development of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that Amit Shah will be remembered as Iron Man after Sardar Vallabhai Patel in the history who was known for his efforts for uniting India. He said that this step will strengthen the emotional bond of Jammu and Kashmir with the entire country which could not happen before. He said that countless efforts were made in the past in terms of dialogue and through political parties for finding out a solution to the Kashmir issue, however no major breakthrough could be achieved so far.
Chief Minister said that the stance of BJP on this issue was very clear since beginning and ‘ Do Vidhan Do Samvidhan Do Nishan ‘ was not acceptable to the party. Hence this step is very appropriate in the country’s interest and to strengthen unity and integrity of the country, he added. Thakur said that entire country is felicitating the national leadership for this great decision which will strengthen the nation as one entity. He congratulated the Prime Minister and Home Minister for the decision.