Omar Abdullah Congratulates Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Takes a Dig at BJP Ministers

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Omar Abdullah Congratulates Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Takes a Dig at BJP Ministers

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah. (Press Trust of India)

Jammu: 

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today took a dig at BJP ministers in the PDP-BJP coalition government, saying they swore allegiance to the same Constitution of the state which their party ideologue Shyama Prasad Mookerjee died trying to get rid of.

"BJP Ministers swearing allegiance to the same constitution of J&K that Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (sic) died trying to get rid of," Mr Abdullah said in a tweet, even as he congratulated new chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on assuming charge.

BJP Ministers swearing allegiance to the same constitution of J&K that Shyama Prasad Mukherjee died trying to get rid of #irony
    - Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) March 1, 2015

Mr Mookerjee, founder of Jan Sangh, died under detention. He was put in detention for demanding full integration of the State of Jammu and Kashmir with the Indian Union on June 23, 1953, which contradicted the special status granted to the state.

In a series of messages on Twitter, Mr Abdullah also mocked Ashraf Ghani Mir.

"Ashraf was the same person who fired an AK47 to celebrate when he beat me. What the hell will he fire today to celebrate becoming minister".

The former chief minister also underlined at the apparently poor representation of Kargil in the Sayeed Cabinet, saying "Ladakh gets a minister but Kargil doesn't, while Srinagar gets 3. There will be considerable heartburn in Kargil at this development."

"Congratulations to the newly sworn in Ministers of J&K. All good wishes for the discharge of your duties," the National Conference leader tweeted, adding a personal message for Mr Sayeed.

"Congratulations to Mufti Mohd Syed Sb on assuming the office of CM of J&K. I wish you all the very best for your term as CM."

Mr Abdullah, who was ousted in Assembly elections last year, made these comments as the new PDP-BJP Government under Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took oath in Jammu.

The alliance which had been termed by Mr Sayeed as "bringing together of North Pole and South Pole" in terms of ideologies, formed the government after 49 days of Governor's Rule.

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