If SC upholds Article 35A, Centre will repeal it through presidential order: Jammu and Kashmir BJP
The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP Monday said if the Supreme Court upholds the validity of Article 35A of the Constitution, which provides special privileges to the trouble-torn state, the Centre will repeal the provision through a presidential order.
"Article 35A is currently before the Supreme Court and we will wait till the matter is disposed off. If the Supreme Court rules that the Presidential ordinance (of 1954) was wrong, then the matter ends. If the Supreme Court rules that the Presidential ordinance was right, then we will repeal it by bringing a presidential ordinance," BJP state spokesman Ashwini Kumar Chrungoo told reporters here.
He said Article 35A was a "fraud" not only with the Constitution of the country but the Parliament as well.