State Times News JAMMU: Union Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that opposition leaders will not be given any chance to topple the government on Article 35A and Article 370 issues. “We are not going to oblige them,” Dr Singh told reporters here. He said that if the opposition leaders want to go to the people and place their view point on Article 35A and Article 370, they are welcome. “There is no threat to the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir and PDP-BJP must not pay attention to criticism from opposition. The government is stable and functioning well,” Dr Singh said. He asked coalition partners to concentrate on development and welfare of people. “These are small controversies being raked up by leaders in the opposition who are out of power,” he said and added, “The government should focus on day to day problems and needs of people.” On Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s recent meeting in New Delhi on Article 35A, followed by tweets from National Conference working president Omar Abdullah, he said, “Anybody’s tweet cannot decide what the Prime Minister has said.” On prevailing situation along Indo-Pak borders, the Union MoS said, “The way India has now been retaliating to Pakistan’s unprovoked ceasefire violations, has never happened in the past so many years and at the same time terrorists were under pressure due to large scale operations launched by our security forces in the hinterland.” On Doklam standoff, Dr Singh said that India’s position was strong and there is no cause of concern.
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