Congress at last realised that national security is one issue which requires unanimity between all parties. Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said that Congress is in complete agreement with Government stand on Pakistan and terrorism. It is a welcome stand. But damage already caused to Congress party. They realised a bit late. Congress earlier stand on Kashmir made it most unpopular. It is going to reflect in the coming Maharashtra and Haryana elections.
Already, there were cracks in Congress on Article 370. Several Congress leaders expressed open support to Government on Article 370. Bhupendra Huda, ex Chief Minister and present Legislative party leader in Haryana is also one among them. Again, Haryana elections are led by him on behalf of Congress party. He took open stand defying oficial line in support of Article 370. It minimise the damage caused because of comments by Rahul Gandhi. These comments were extensively quoted by Pakistan in several international platforms. It caused severe damage to Congress in North India as well as in Western India.