Published On : Mon, May 25th, 2015

RSS to BJP: Keep election promises on Ram Mandir, Article 370

Nagpur: The BJP government at the Centre which is completing one year in office should fulfil its commitment to construct Ram Mandir in Ayodhya and remove article 370 of the Constitution, RSS said today.

The BJP government should live up to the expectations of the people while fulfilling promises made to the electorate, particularly on Ram Mandir and scrapping of article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, RSS’s `Akhil Bhartiya Saha Sampark Pramukh’ Arun Kumar said here while speaking to reporters.

It was high time both Congress and BJP overcame the votebank politics while dealing with the issue of article 370. The article was supposed to be an interim arrangement and majority of Congress leaders had favoured scrapping it in the past, he said.

The people of Kashmir were suffering due to the article, he added.

On the opposition to separate townships for the displaced Kashmiri Pandits, Kumar, who himself hails from Jammu and Kashmir, said the onus to facilitate creation of separate townships was on the state and the Central government.

He noted that in the recent Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, around 60 per cent voter turn-out was recorded in the areas belonging to separatist leaders.