Amendment of Article 370 | ‘Procedural harakiri’, says Trinamool on government decision

Trinamool is against the Constitutional immorality, says TMC Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien

August 05, 2019 06:30 pm | Updated 09:45 pm IST - New Delhi

TMC MP Derek O'Brien (far left). File

TMC MP Derek O'Brien (far left). File

Joining the chorus of Opposition parties against the move to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution, the Trinamool Congress said on Monday that the government has committed “procedural harakiri” by scrapping the provision which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Home Minister Amit Shah announced in the Rajya Sabha the government’s decision to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution and said President Ram Nath Kovind has signed a notification to this effect.

He also placed a proposal in the House to bifurcate the State into two union territories. According to the proposal, Jammu and Kashmir would be one union territory with a legislative Assembly and Ladakh would be another without a legislature.

“Trinamool is against the Constitutional immorality and procedural harakiri committed today,” TMC Rajya Sabha member and national spokesperson Derek O’Brien said.

Various parties such as the Congress, TMC, DMK, RJD and Left parties have opposed the resolution placed by Mr. Shah in Rajya Sabha as well as a Bill to bifurcate the State.

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