Omar Abdullah, Prakash Javadekar spar on Twitter over Centre’s decision on IIM Jammu

Omar Abdullah was quick to hit back at HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar saying none of the replies made by the union minister addressed the "inherent imbalance of the decision regarding IIT and IIM."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 21, 2016 6:28 pm
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A war of words ensued between Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday on Twitter over the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) centre in Jammu. Abdullah on Thursday accused the BJP-PDP of playing partisan politics over the setting up of higher education institutes in the state. Javadekar today hit back saying the former CM should not politicise education.

“Better not to politicise education @abdullah_omar. You know there will be off campus of #IIM in Kashmir Valley” tweeted Javadekar.

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The Union Minister also said the NC leader should have helped in “streamlining PM scholarship which was mismanaged through 2011-2014.” Highlighting Centre’s developmental plans for Kashmir, Javadekar tweeted, “U know @abdullah_omar Centre has sanctioned Rs100cr for NIT Srinagar modernisation. U should help academic session begins sooner there. Centre has granted Rs 50 cr for 7 Girls hostels in J&K of which 3 will be in the Kashmir Valley. ”

Abdullah however was quick to respond to Javadekar saying none of the replies made by the union minister addressed the “inherent imbalance of the decision regarding IIT and IIM.” He also mocked the HRD Minister’s comments saying that according to him, “the whole country was mismanaged from 1947 to 2014.” The former CM said Javadekar was ‘too senior in age for me’ to argue on the social network.

Abdullah also castigated J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti saying she had ‘sold her soul’ to remain in power. Mehbooba’s PDP and the BJP are alliance partners in the government in the state.

While speaking to reporters on Thursday, Javadekar said that 13 IIMs had been set up since independence out of which 7 new IIMs were set up in the past two years.

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    Chander Pal
    Oct 14, 2016 at 9:38 am
    Good one from Guru and I second his observation that Jammu is part of JandK. But for these politicians they want to corner all resources for the valley only. For them Jammu and Laddakh have no importance.
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      Vikrant
      Oct 14, 2016 at 8:47 am
      We all know how national flag was insulted in NIT Srinagar and the way students studying iver there were threatened. First fix the jihadis in Srinagar then ask for more.
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        Ashutosh
        Oct 14, 2016 at 11:10 am
        Money did pour in earlier - which was usurped by the looters - and is still pouring in - but now you see is used properly. As earlier or now Governments did not stop taxing.
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          Dev Verma
          Oct 14, 2016 at 2:10 pm
          Shame on Omar Abdullah - since 1947 congress and nc is part of all mismanagement in JandK and now seeing new hope they find difficult to digest - looted the w state and for jammu it was given a step motherly treatment but now things are taking shapes in jammu these b.........d are up to arm and want everything for unholy kashmir, trust me this piece of land is curse on India and JandK state as well. I have seen how many young sons of India have sacrificed their lives for these untrustworthy people. Moreover why omar want IIT or IIM in kashmir where as they are going to throw stones at security forces. Both Rahul and Omar are sick head m....d. forced curse on India.
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            NKSA
            Oct 14, 2016 at 8:10 am
            Omar is playing politics
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              guru592006
              Oct 14, 2016 at 8:22 am
              i think jammu is part of JandK
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                Jayesh
                Oct 14, 2016 at 7:00 am
                Recent commentary of Omar points out that he is using the problems of JandK for his political gain. As an opposition he should be doing it.lt;br/gt;But at times his shrill commentary "sold the soul to be in power" is a case of sour grapes and it seems the family is restless after losing power.
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                  KS KUMAR
                  Oct 14, 2016 at 9:21 am
                  Not only Omar. Rahul is also frustrated and both are talking nonsense. Unfortunately lot of media giving them prominence.
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                    mlpandit
                    Oct 14, 2016 at 9:05 am
                    Leave the leaders alone, do Kashmirs really want IIT and IIM or these can wait till their freedom struggle is resolved? Do not say Kashmir is shut for over three months without por, rather overwhelming support of people?
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                      naidu kare
                      Oct 14, 2016 at 9:08 am
                      modi doesnt like such remarks. you may be booked
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                        Raghavan
                        Oct 14, 2016 at 7:15 am
                        @ Omar Abdullah, Do u have any doubt that the country was mismanaged by Congress in allinace with u from 1947 till 2014?
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                          Sawan
                          Oct 14, 2016 at 6:06 pm
                          The NDA may have setup 7 new IIMs but how many of them are considered at par with the first three or even first five? It is somewhat like saying that there are 7080 Engineering Colleges in India today while there were less than 500 hundred, twenty years back. Quality matters more than quany.
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                            samy
                            Oct 14, 2016 at 7:35 am
                            why omar should crib when this govt is doing good things for JandK
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                              APUPADHYAY
                              Oct 14, 2016 at 7:16 am
                              AIIMS which was for Jammu, a w year weather ares, stands usurped up by the Valley which already has Shere Kashmir Insute of Medical Science.
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                                s s nair
                                Oct 14, 2016 at 7:21 am
                                These are the people who sold dreams to Indian public.
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                                  vish
                                  Oct 14, 2016 at 2:27 pm
                                  Abdullah family has destro future of kashmir by misleading the people of Kashmir .So better they keep themselves away from Interfering in the kashmir matters .They should go and settle in UK.
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                                    vnksk
                                    Oct 14, 2016 at 8:56 am
                                    When in opposition even Omar Abdullah and Rahul r behaving like terrorists.
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