Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday assured that the centralgovernment will not scrap Article 371 from the north-eastern states.
"The people of this country understand the difference between370 and 371. Whoever is saying that the Central government will scrap 371 andput the fate of the Northeast in danger are trying to mislead thepeople. Rest assured, no changes will be made in Article 371 andnorth-eastern states are safe": Shah said.
The development comes on the same day after the CongressMP Manish Tewari alleged that the government is sending a wrong message to theNortheastern states by scrapping Article 370.
Pointing out at the Section 3 of the Constitution, Tewarisaid, "Before taking the consent of Jammu and Kashmir's legislativeassembly, which doesn't exist, you cannot scrap Article 370. By imposingPresident's rule in the north eastern states, and using the rights of theirAssemblies in the Parliament, you can scrap Article 371 too. What message areyou sending to North-eastern states? What kind of precedence isthis?"