Singh on Tuesday, May 27 triggered a controversy after he pitched for a debate on BJP's stand demanding the repeal of Article 370 which guarantees special status for Jammu Kashmir.
Singh, BJP MP from Udhampur in the state, argued that the debate would help convince the "unconvinced" that the article had actually worked more to J&K's disadvantage. However, Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti raised voice against the demand of debate.
Earlier on Tuesday, Abdullah tweeted, "Mark my words & save this tweet - long after Modi Govt is a distant memory either J&K won't be part of India or Art 370 will still exist. Art 370 is the ONLY constitutional link between J&K & rest of India. Talk of revocation of not just ill informed it's irresponsible."
Now, when the politicians are yet to take a decision on the debate, micro-blogging site Twitter already began debating on the controversial Article 370.
A mere resolution by d Cabinet can be sent to d President who will then issue a notification 4 cancellation of #Article370 . That's It.— ॐ SwamyBhakt ॐ (@SwamyBhakt) May 28, 2014
Plebiscite on J&K should include all the villages of India who have given a Jawan to defend J&K borders. #Article370 should go.— Yogendra S Bundela (@YSBundela) May 28, 2014
Dear intellectuals who think Army is the cause of Kashmir's mess. It's a mess that's why they are there. Not the other way. #Article370"— VIKAS PANDITA (@TORUKH_MAKTO) May 28, 2014
The Parliament has the power to amend the Constitution to change this provision. But this could be subject to a judicial review. #Article370— Mohtasim Syed (@insim05) May 28, 2014