Does Modi’s ‘India First’ include J&K? NPP Supremo questions

English: Narendra Modi in Press Conference

English: Narendra Modi in Press Conference (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gujarat Chief Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has surprised no right thinking citizens of the largest secular democracy of the world when he off hand made a statement that ‘secularism’ for him is India First. The Panthers Party Supremo, Prof. Bhim Singh who has been agitating and advocating for reorganization of J&K and amendment in Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which debars the Parliament to legislate in J&K even in respect of matters which were included in the Instrument of Accession by Maharaja Hari Singh namely Defence, Foreign Affairs and Communications.
Prof. Bhim Singh has asked Shri Narendra Modi does his ‘India First’ include J&K which has a separate Constitution, separate Flag and outside the legislative jurisdiction of the Parliament of India. Prof. Bhim Singh said that secularism is integral part of the preamble of the Constitution of India which cannot be amended by a Modi or Modis. Word ‘secularism’ is identified by mutual coexistence of multiple religions all over the world and cannot be confined to one country, India.
Prof. Bhim Singh said that he knew Shri Modi for the past 20 years when he met Shri Narendra Modi, representing a Gujarat NGO in the United Nations. Interestingly, Prof. Bhim Singh disclosed that Shri Narendra Modi and he (Bhim Singh) had to spend a night on the sofas in the loans of the corridor of the UN Information Centre at the United Nations in New York in 1993 as neither he (Bhim Singh) nor Shri Narendra Modi could afford 110 dollars for a hotel accommodation in New York that day. Both were attending a conference organized by UN Information Centre.

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