Independent MLA Pawan Gupta marshalled out of J-K Assembly

| Updated: Jan 31, 2017 19:54 IST

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir)[India], Jan. 31(ANI): Independent MLA from Udhampur, Pawan Gupta was on Tuesday marshalled out of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, while he created uproar and protested against Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's remarks that anybody raising bogey of abrogation of Article 370 would be 'anti-national'. As soon as the House assembled this morning for the proceedings, Gupta slammed the BJP for remaining silent on Mehbooba's remarks and said that abrogation of Article 370 was core issue of the BJP. He added that either the government should apologise for its statement or withdraw it. However, Gupta was marshalled out on the directions of Speaker Kavinder Gupta for creating chaos. Later speaking to reporters outside the House the MLA said that revocation of Article 370 was the main demand since the BJP and its leaders like Shyama Prasad Mukheerjee and Deen Dayal Upadhyay had sacrificed their lives for it. "Mehbooba saying that those raising issue of abrogation of Article 370 are anti-nationals that means BJP is anti-national but it is very unfortunate that none of the MLAs from the saffron party bothered to oppose the statement," Gupta said.(ANI)