On Saturday, Farooq Abdullah had told reporters in Jammu that if a proposal comes from the BJP, the "NC will call a Working Committee (meeting) and debate over it. If such a situation arises, NC can think over it as we have not closed the doors. Our doors are open".
Calling it a "reasonable response", Omar Abdullah tweeted, "He (Farooq Abdullah) hasn't sought an alliance nor assured any support, only consideration & discussion".
"That's why I don't give categorical answers to hypothetical questions or situations. Unnecessary storms in teacups follow," he added in a series of tweets.
All he has said is that if any proposal comes from the BJP it will be discussed by the Working Committee of the party for a decision.- Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) January 16, 2016
It's the most reasonable response you can expect. He hasn't sought an alliance nor assured any support, only consideration & discussion.- Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) January 16, 2016
The former chief minster's comments came following the uncertainty over the PDP-BJP coalition which ran the government headed by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for 10 months before his sudden death on January 7.
Mufti's daughter, Mehbooba Mufti, who was expected to step into his shoes, postponed her oath-taking amid reports of her being upset with the BJP-led Central government over the disbursement of the economic package and flood relief for the state.
Mr Abdullah blamed arch-rival PDP for the political uncertainty. "Uncertainty has been created by PDP as BJP is ready to form the government and God knows what PDP is thinking, I hope they end this and the government would continue," he said.