The Congress veteran described the Gandhi family as the 'cementing force' for the 134-year-old party and rejected the charge that it practised dynastic politics.
A 5-judge Constitution bench, headed by Justice NV Ramana, started the hearing with senior advocate Raju Ramachandran arguing the case on behalf of bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal, Shehla Rashid, and other petitioners.
The issue of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which has since been accorded the status of a Union Territory through a legislative provision in the wake of the abrogation of Article 370, came up during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha.
Taking a swipe at the Opposition in Lok Sabha, Shah said he cannot make Congress' condition normal as they had predicted bloodshed after the revocation of Article 370.
The Home Minister further assured that the Centre will never touch Article 371.