‘Govt’s Next Step Is To Retrieve PoK And Merge It With India’: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Government is now aiming to reclaim parts of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) and make them the part of Indian territory again, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday

Union Minister Jitendra Singh Says After Article 370 Scrapping, Next Step Is To Merge PoK With India
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By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 11 Sep 2019 10:59 AM
New Delhi: After the historic move of scrapping Article 370 which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir,  government is now aiming to reclaim parts of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) and make them the part of Indian territory again, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday. He added that merger of the PoK with India mainland has not just been an agenda of the BJP government but also of the Congress led- coalition government of late PM Narsimha Rao.

"Now, the next agenda is retrieving PoK and making it a part of India. It's not only me or my party's commitment, but it's a part of  a resolution unanimously passed by Parliament in 1994 during Congress government headed by PV Narasimha Rao," he told reporters while highlighting the success of 100 days of the Modi government.


The minister said that the Modi government in its first 100 days took several historic decisions but abrogation of Article 370 was the biggest achievement of them.

Singh also warned anti-India forces saying they should soon change their mentality and stop thinking that they can do anything and get away with it. He asserted that situation in Jammu and Kashmir was fast getting back to normal.

"The government has taken several historic and landmark decisions at an unparalleled scale but the abrogation of Article 370 is the biggest achievement of the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the first 100 days of its second term which is being rejoiced by the people of Jammu and Kashmir," he added.

He said the decision would help in the industrial growth, employment generation and bettering of the healthcare system in the newly created Union Territories of Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh.

He said the government is aware of the challenges facing the country and is determined to overcome these challenges by taking bold initiatives.

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