Kashmir’s special status not coming back, GN Azad at rally

Former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is set to launch his own political outfit, on Sunday said Article 370 of the constitution, which granted greater autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir and was revoked two years ago by the BJP government at the centre, can’t be restored.

In his first public meeting in North Kashmir’s Baramulla, Mr Azad targeted regional parties for “misleading people” by promising them to push for the restoration of Article 370.

“Ghulam Nabi Azad will not mislead anyone. For votes, I will not mislead and exploit you. Please don’t rake up issues which can’t be achieved. 370 can’t restored. It needs two-thirds majority in parliament,” said Mr Azad in a fiery speech.