Governor lauds decision on J&K

The revoking of special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution has integrated the nation in all respects, Governor Banwarilal Purohit said on Thursday.

Speaking during the “At Home” — hosted at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Independence Day, Mr. Purohit said: “We are all proud that by the bold step taken by the Prime Minister, to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution, a nation is in fully integrated in all respects.”

Inspired by the “dynamic leadership” of the Prime Minister, the nation was asserting itself, he contended.

“The true essence of democracy should be understood in the sense that the common people were the masters of the nation,” he added.

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, Speaker P. Dhanapal, Ministers, former Governors and several senior officials were present.

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