PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti used an emoji of Pinocchio to take a jibe at former J&K CM Omar Abdullah on Twitter calling him out for “spreading fake news”. Twitterati enjoyed the funny conversation online.
Director General of Police Dr S P Vaid said that the deceased hailed from Poonch and the district SSP has been asked to find out his antecedents.
On the issue of Rahul Gandhi being the face of the opposition, Abdullah said he being the president of the single largest opposition party was expected to be at the forefront of the election campaign.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said the Centre needs to uphold Article 35(A) of the Constitution, which empowers J&K to define its permanent residents and give them special privileges.
Mamata Banerjee has been mooting the idea of a “federal front” against the BJP for a long time and has already held discussions with some regional parties.
One the 16 names of law officers for the Jammu wing is Aseem Sawhney – one of the defence lawyers in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.
Omar Abdullah added that both Jammu and Kashmir have been united in welcoming the fall of the Mehbooba Mufti government. “There are lessons in this, for us, as well as the previously ruling party.”
The Congress had posted a photograph of Modi and Sharif walking hand in hand on micro-blogging site Twitter and sought to know what the prime minister thinks of his former Pakistani counterpart, who was arrested in a corruption case.
The people of J&K are the only victims here and Mufti owes them an unconditional apology,” Omar said.
State spokesperson of the party Anil Gupta alleged that the tweet of Shah Faesal, a 2010-batch IAS officer, was “mischievous” and he was an “errant officer” who had made several anti-establishment tweets in the past.
“You have no problem when officers from Rajasthan and elsewhere defy ‘set norms of governance and conduct’, yet Faesal’s tweet about rape bothers you. Somehow this does not surprise me at all!” Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter
Governor’s rule was imposed in the state after the BJP withdrew its support from the ruling alliance on June 19.
While the MLC has not resigned from the party, he maintained in the statement that he is in “complete conformity” with views expressed by party colleagues recently, and to find an alternative to the traditional “two-family system”, referring to the Abdullahs and the Muftis.
The PDP said in a statement that Mehbooba Mufti conveyed her concern over the protection of the state’s special status and pursuance of Kathua case with all seriousness.
Omar said while he had no doubt about the loyalty of his MLAs, “we all know what happened in the PDP after Mufti Sb (former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed) died & the sort of pressure that was applied to Mehbooba Mufti”.