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Cong leaders cross party line on Article 370, ex-law minister takes the lead

In disarray for over two months now over the leadership crisis, the Congress has even failed to put up a united front on the government’s move to scrap the Article 370 with the grand old party vertically divided on the issue.

Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram and Kapil Sibal opposed the move in the Rajya Sabha but discordant voices outside embarrassed the already rudderless party. This prompted Azad to say: “Jin logon ko J&K ki history ya Congress ki history pata nahi unse mujhe koi lena dena nahi hai. Wo pehle J&K aur Congress ki history padh lein, phir Congress mein rahein (I have nothing to do with those who don’t know the history of Congress and J&K. They should first read the history of J&K and Congress and then stay in Congress),” reports ANI.

Monday started on a bad note for the Congress with its chief whip in the Rajya Sabha Bhubaneswar Kalita, resigning over his party’s stand saying it was committing suicide by opposing the abrogation of Article 370 that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

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