Tribune News Service
Jammu, August 5
The invoice for the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A was drafted by Arun Jaitley after he was assigned to take action by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, revealed Sangeeta Jaitley, spouse of the late BJP chief who served because the Finance Minister within the Modi Cabinet from 2014-2019.
“Prime Minister had told Arun (Jaitley) to draft such a bill for abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A that could withstand any legal scrutiny,” Sangeeta disclosed in a video clip of 4 and half minutes that was uploaded to congratulate the folks on the primary anniversary of August 5 – the day when the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir was performed away with and the state was bifurcated into union territories of J&Ok and Ladakh.
Sangeeta, who married Arun Jaitley in May 1982, is the daughter of Girdhari Lal Dogra – the longest-serving Finance Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
Sangeeta additionally hailed Home Minister Amit Shah for the “effective implementation” of the invoice drafted by her husband.
Narrating the sequence of occasions, Sangeeta mentioned on sure days earlier than the invoice was to be moved in Parliament “I found Arunji engrossed in reading J&K constitution (J&K had its own constitution by virtue of Article 370)”.
“When I asked him why he being such a renowned lawyer was reading J&K constitution time and again, he replied, ‘Article 370 has to be abrogated’.”
She additionally disclosed that there was a gathering between the PM, the Home Minister and Arun Jaitley the place it was determined to abrogate Article 370 with a legally sound draft, and that’s what Arun did.
Expressing her satisfaction over the post-August 5 developments, Sangeeta mentioned Jammu and Kashmir has discovered doorways opened for an all-round progress.
Jammu has change into an academic hub, the funding has began flowing into J&Ok and Ladakh and the native business has began flourishing, she mentioned.
Sangeeta in contrast these developments to her days as a baby when her father, who additionally held the portfolio of industries, used to request the industrialists to return and spend money on J&Ok.
On his (GL Dogra) persuasion, KK Birla had arrange a multi-crore Chenab Textile Mill in Kathua. But there was no additional funding due to the obstacles created by Article 370, she recalled.