Happy that people discussing Article 370 after my call: Narendra Modi

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Gandhinagar, Dec 2: The controversy that erupted over Article 370 after BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi called for a debate on the same at a rally in Jammu on Sunday refused to die down on Monday.

After Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hit back at Modi on Twitter on Sunday and the Congress and the People's Democratic Party taking on the BJP leader on the issue, the latter tweeted on the subject on Monday, saying it was good to see that people were discussing the matter after he mentioned it at the rally.

He also said in one of his tweets the country needed a rational and focused debate not only on Article 370 but other issues related to teh state, including suffering of various sections of the Kashmir society. He also stressed the suffering of the Kashmiri Pundits.

In another tweet, Modi said it was senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley who had brought out the discriminatory attitude in Jammu and Kashmir.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>It is said about J&K- if there is heaven on earth, it is here. We all need to work to make J&K a heaven of peace, integration & diversity.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/407446462574768128">December 2, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Jaitley ji has brought out the discriminatory attitude in J&K...said this has no place in Law <a href="https://t.co/s5rBMNCT9i">https://t.co/s5rBMNCT9i</a></p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/407446136396324864">December 2, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>No one can ignore sufferings of the Kashmiri Pandits for so many years. We remain committed to working towards justice for the community.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/407445778307633152">December 2, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Wounds of suffering caused to various communities in J&K are still fresh in our hearts. We need to talk about uniting instead of dividing.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/407445573378138112">December 2, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>However, we need rational & focused debate not only on 370 but other issues relating to J&K, including suffering of sections of J&K society.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/407445362056515584">December 2, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Glad that after my call for a debate on Article 370, it is being widely debated among people & across TV, social media.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/407445115376914432">December 2, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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