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BJP will not allow dilution in J-K status: Prasad

Mumbai: Asserting that the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India is complete and total, the BJP today said it will not accept any dilution of that premise.

"The accession of J&K with India is complete and total. The BJP today will not accept any dilution of that premise," party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters on the sidelines of the party`s national executive meeting here.

He was responding to a query on suggestion by Centre`s interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir that a constitutional committee should review all central laws extended to the state and make permanent Article 370 of the Constitution that grants special status to J and K.

"We will give a well thought out and structured response from the party," Prasad said, when he was asked BJP`s opinion.

Questions are sought to be raised on the accession of J&K with India, he said, adding that the accession is total. "We wish to make it very clear and categorical that BJP will never accept dilution of that premise," he added.

In its report submitted to Home Minister P Chidambaram the interlocutors noted that there was consensus in the border state that its distinctive status guaranteed by Article 370 must be upheld.

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