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'PoK will be merged with India if BJP wins 400 seats': Himanta Biswa Sarma
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'PoK will be merged with India if BJP wins 400 seats': Himanta Biswa Sarma

| @indiablooms | 16 May 2024, 01:18 am

Ramgarh (Jharkhand)/IBNS: As a part of his campaign during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma spoke of a fresh to-do list if the NDA gets 400 seats including a promise to merge Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir to India.

Countering the Opposition allegations of a change in Constitution, Sarma Wednesday said the focus would be on making Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir a part of India.

His list also includes two building projects -- temples at Krishna Janambhoomi in Mathura and in Varanasi's Gyanvapi. "You think Hindus would be satisfied with Ram Janmabhoomi alone," he questioned.

Speaking at a rally in Jharkhand's Ramgarh, Sarma said: "When we crossed 300 (seats) we scrapped Article 370, built the Ayodhya temple. Once we cross 400, we will ensure that Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir merges with India."

"The real game will start after crossing 400. For the last few days, slogans of freedom are being raised in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Crossing 400 means return of PoK to India," he said.  

"Agitation is taking place every day in PoK and people are protesting against Pakistan, holding the Indian flag," he added.

Sarma alleged that during Congress rule, no discussion was held in Parliament regarding Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

"When the Congress government was in power, we were told that one Kashmir is in India and the other in Pakistan. It was never discussed in our Parliament that Pakistan has 'Occupied Kashmir,' it is actually ours," he said.

The issue of protests in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir was highlighted by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar too,

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