New Delhi : Following the debate on the Article 370 being repealed in Rajya Sabha, the opposition has been quite vocal on the other special Articles such as Article 371 that has accorded the Northeastern states with special powers.
Giving a reply to the argument put forward by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on August6th, 2019 assured the northeastern states designated with special powers under Article 371 of the Indian Constitution that the Modi government had no intention to remove the provision.
“I would like to assure northeastern states that the Narendra Modi government has no intention to remove Article 371,” Shah said in reply to MP Shashi Tharoor’s argument.
Many states in the Northeast have been accorded special provisions under Article 371 which provides special status to the status with the aim to preserve the tribal culture.
Congress leader Manish Tewari was the first person to express this worry on the floor of the House during the debate on the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha and will allow the Jammu and Kashmir state’s bifurcation into two Union Territories – Ladakh that will have no legislature, and Jammu and Kashmir with a legislature.