Thursday, Feb 27 2020 | Time 14:54 Hrs(IST)
  • IPL 2020: Warner reappointed captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • India, Myanmar exchange ten agreements in a number of fields
  • Brewery employee fatally shoots 5 co-workers before killing self in US state of Wisconsin
  • Saudi Arabia closes country to pilgrims due to COVID-19 outbreak: Foreign Min
  • Five killed in building fire in France
  • Bengal Governor gets updates on coming Municipal Elections
  • Ninety projects of UP Investor summit has started commercial production: Minister
  • Bihar Assembly unanimously passes resolution for caste based census in 2021
  • Asaduddin Owaisi's public rally cancelled in Bhiwandi
  • Punjab to send team for All India Athletics C'ship, selection trials on Feb 28
  • Cong slams removal of Judge hearing cases against BJP leaders
  • Rahul, Priyanka question Justice Muralidhar’s transfer
  • ICC Women's T20 WC: India beat New Zealand by 4 runs, enter semifinals
  • ICC Women's T20 WC: India beat New Zealand by 4 runs, enter semifinals
  • Sitharaman in Guwahati for post-Budget consultations
States » West

Abrogation of Article 370 hurriedly taken decision, aimed at diverting attention: Fransico Sardinha

By Anil Mishra
Panaji, Sep 12 (UNI) Former Goa Chief Minister and Member of Parliament Francisco Sardinha has alleged that abrogation of Article 370, which accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir, was a hurriedly taken decision and aimed at diverting attention of the people from failure of Narendra Modi Government.
''The point is that they are total failure and that is the reason that they abrogated Article 370. Most of the people liked (the decision) but they (government) has no right (to abrogate the Article) without asking the people. They are also Indians, they also had their government. What they did was they extended the President's Rule in order to abrogate the Article. They made Laddakh a union territory. What is the reason? They say they want to make progress. I am asking, from 2017 to 2019 there was President's Rule, who stopped them from doing whatever development they wanted to do in the two regions. Who stopped them? This is nothing but hoodwinking the public. They brought this issue to divert attention from other issues,'' Mr Sardinha, who represents South Goa Lok Sabha constituency, told UNI in an interview.
The senior Congress leader, who has held many portfolios in the state government from 1977 to 1994, opined that the Centre could have taken a hint from opinion poll conducted in Goa for its merger with Maharashtra and against it.
''In Goa some people wanted merger (with Maharashtra) other were against. What was done?. There was opinion poll. In a democracy majority rules. The biggest fault you can have, in politics or society, is that you think that you are right and all others are wrong. And this is what is happening at the Centre. They have got absolute majority and they don't care for anything which they have reasonably shown,'' he said.
Mr Sardinha also accused the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre of making several promises but failing to fulfill them.
''They made many promises but have not fulfilled. So the first 100 days have been a total failure. I was going through most of their schemes, most of which are nothing but old Congress schemes which they have given new names. Some of them they have amalgamated while some they have changed in their names but they have not fulfilled in the last 100 days. Only what they have done is they have brought down the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) from eight per cent to below five per cent. Rupee is also sinking. They are lucky that oil prices have not shown to the extent when Congress was in power,'' he said.
UNI AKM 1232
More News
Asaduddin Owaisi's public rally cancelled in Bhiwandi

Asaduddin Owaisi's public rally cancelled in Bhiwandi

27 Feb 2020 | 2:22 PM

Thane, Feb 27 (UNI) A public rally scheduled to be addressed by All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen(AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday has been cancelled considering possible threat to law and order situation.

see more..

TDRPA demands improved services at Thane rly stn, warns of agitation post 15 days

27 Feb 2020 | 1:48 PM

Thane, Feb 27 (UNI) Thane District Rail Passengers Association(TDRPA) on Thursday warned the Railway Board Chairman to improve quality of the services at the railway station within 15 days else face serious agitation.

see more..

Digambar Kamat reiterates demand for white paper on Mhadei water dispute

27 Feb 2020 | 1:27 PM

Panaji, Feb 27 (UNI) Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Thursday reiterated his demand of bringing out white paper on Mhadei water dispute to bring out all facts and figures.

see more..

Man booked for furnishing fake documents to court

27 Feb 2020 | 12:40 PM

Thane, Feb 27 (UNI) A man was booked for furnishing fake documents to the court as a guarantor for an accused in a criminal case, police said.

see more..

VBA to contest on all seats in Aurangabad civic polls

27 Feb 2020 | 11:24 AM

Aurangabad, Feb 27 (UNI) The Vanchit Bahujan Agadhi (VBA) party led by Adv Prakash Ambedkar will contest on all 115 wards in forthcoming election to the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), which is due in April, said Mrs Anjali Ambedkar, wife of Adv Ambedkar said here.

see more..