The former J&K Chief Minister also asked Prime Minister Modi to construct a tunnel under the Razdan Pass, which is located at a height of 3,300 metres
Adnan Sami was recently in Srinagar for his Rhythm in Paradise concert that was held at October 7. However, trouble started when former CM of the state retweeted a picture of empty seats, saying he hoped they had filled up. Things just took a nasty turn after that.
“Though Omar is a member of a major political party of the state and is a former chief minister, he matches the separatists in his statements and gives the impression of being fundamentalist and communal in his approach,” said BJP spokesperson Virender Gupta.
The BJP leader claimed that the discrimination with Jammu region, which has Hindu majority was a clear cut example of communal politics that is being played or was played by Kashmiri political leadership.
Reacting to Abdullah’s statement that defending the Constitution of India, to which Article 35A is integral, cannot be anti-national, Gupta said continuation of the article depends on the judgement of the Supreme Court and “wishes of the people of the country as a whole”.
Omar Abdullah accused BJP of dividing the people on the basis region and religion to further its “anti-people agenda”.”As long as NC flag is fluttering high across Jammu and Kashmir, Article 35A will remain part of the Constitution,” he said.
The Air India flight from Srinagar to Jammu had to return to Srinagar airport after developing a technical snag, officials at the airport said
Omar Abdullah said it was a myth that investments were not coming into the state because of Article 370 and the special status of Jammu and Kashmir
Taking to Twitter, the National Conference leader said “introspection” and a “strategy shift” was warranted against “a ruthless, finely tuned BJP political machine”. He added that Congress leader Ahmed Patel’s election to the Upper House was a welcome development, but it shouldn’t have been so difficult.
Omar Abdullah took to twitter and said, “The myth of opposition unity has been systematically shown for what it is- a chimera. It’s each 1 (one) for themselves in 2019 & 5 (five) more years 2 (to) BJP.”
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said that “questioning the special status of Jammu and Kashmir will in fact put a question mark on the accession itself”.
With the presidential polls underway throughout India Omar Abdullah is hopeful that the regional parties might rethink their decision to support Kovind and go with Meira Kumar for the top constitutional post.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly adopted a resolution for implementing the GST in the state amid protests by the NC and the Congress
Hitting out at Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu’s statement that the state Assembly was likely to pass the GST bill by July 6, NC leader Abdul Rahim Rather asked if the government had made up its mind, “what is the fun of calling a special session of the legislature”.
Akhtar said the former chief minister has a huge fan following on social media, especially Twitter, and he should lead by way of engaging and encouraging the younger generation on social media for creating a positive perception about the Valley.