80% Funds Went To Politicians Before J&K Special Status Ended: RSS Chief

“After abrogation of Article 370, path to development has opened for all,” RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat stated


Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday alleged that earlier than the abrogation of Article 370, about 80 per cent of funds allotted to Jammu and Kashmir used to land within the pockets of political leaders.

Speaking in an occasion in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Mr Bhagwat stated, “Before the abrogation of Article 370, 80 per cent of what was done for Kashmir valley, used to end up in the pockets of political leaders and not reach people. Now, after the abrogation people of Kashmir valley are experiencing direct access to development and availing of benefits.”

Mr Bhagwat added, “I visited Jammu and Kashmir and saw the current situation. After the abrogation of Article 370, the path to development has opened for all. On the pretext of Article 370, Jammu and Ladakh were discriminated against earlier. That discrimination doesn’t exist anymore.”

In August 2019, the Central authorities scrapped Article 370 which gave particular rights to the individuals of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the area into two categories- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

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