New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said revoking Article 370 and reducing the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir was an extremely sad decision. He said the Congress Party will relook into this issue. Speaking in Club House chat, Digvijaya Singh said, "Democracy was not there in Kashmir. When they revoked Article 370 then Insaniyat was not there because they had put everyone behind bars. Kashmiriyat is something that is basically the fundamentals of secularism. Kashmiri Pandits were given Reservation in Kashmir in government services. So therefore the decision of revoking Article 370 and reducing the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir is an extremely sad decision. And the Congress Party would certainly have to have a relook into this issue."
Reacting sharply to Singh's statement, BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra said it is all part of the Congress toolkit. "This is the same Digvijaya Singh, who had termed the Pulwama attack just an accident. He had called the 26/11 attack a conspiracy of RSS and also tried to give clean chit to Pakistan at that time. It is all part of that toolkit," he said. Patra further alleged that Singh or a senior Congress leader must have told the Pakistani journalist to ask such a question.