According to sources Prime Minister narendra modi on Sunday dared opposition on abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile he asked the opposition parties who are criticizing his government to reserve it “if they dare”. Prime Minister said today while addressing a rally in Maharashtra's Jalgaon "If you dare, take a clear stance and come forward”. Meanwhile sounding poll bugle in Maharashtra, he has thrown an open challenge to Congress President rahul Gandhi, who is also kick-started election campaign in the state.
Furthermore the BJP has taken up the move to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcate it into two union territories as one of the key themes in the coming round of state elections that will be held later this month. Reportedly the Congress had vehemently opposed the government's move announced in parliament in August- maintaining that Jammu and Kashmir acceded to india "as one State" and no government has the power to change its status or divide it or reduce any part of it to a Union Territory.
He said "I challenge the opposition. If you have the courage, J&K, Ladakh declare it in your manifesto that Articles 370, 35a that we have abrogated and I challenge you to put it in your manifesto to bring it back". Moreover the BJP has repeatedly stressed on what it called the Congress's "inability" to take a similar step and projected the government's move in Jammu and Kashmir as one of the achievements in the second term of the narendra modi government.