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Mehbooba's remarks on Article 370 rock J&K Assembly

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was on Tuesday rocked by a chain of protests, walkouts and two adjournments over Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's remarks that those working to scrap Article 370 will be doing a big "anti- national" act as BJP demanded that her comments be expunged.

During the Zero Hour, BJP MLA Rajiv Jasrotia drew the attention of Speaker Kavinder Gupta and the House towards the remarks made by Mehbooba in the state Assembly on Monday.

"I want to draw your attention towards the chief minister's remarks. Some want autonomy, some self rule and BJP has its own ideology. BJP has the core issue of abrogating Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and we are not anti- nationals," Jasrotia, who is an MLA from Hiranagar, said.

He demanded that her remarks should be expunged as those opposing Article 370 are not anti-nationals.

As the Speaker agreed to the demand, the members of NC and Congress were up on their feet in opposition, terming the move as illegal.

NC member Ali Mohmmad Sagar, flanked by other opposition members, asked the Speaker, "How can you do it (expunge the CM's remarks). You are making a mockery of this House."

Omar slams Centre for frequently changing aims of notes ban

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday hit out at the Centre for allegedly continuously changing the aims of the demonetisation decision. "This is a new one!!! First it was to curb black money, then terrorism was the target and finally a 'cashless economy' was the end goal.

"Now it seems the objective was to make real estate cheaper. Why didn't the government say this from the beginning?" Omar tweeted.

The National Conference working president was reacting to Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramaniam's remarks in which he said one of the aims of demonetisation was to bring down the real estate prices.
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