New Delhi: Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti engaged in a verbal spat with Gambhir calling the latter a ‘callous individual’. Gambhir took to Twitter to vent after he was blocked by Mufti following a verbal battle between them over Article 370 on the social media platform. Also Read - West Bengal: Suvendu Adhikari Resigns as State Transport Minister, Cracks Widen In Trinamool Congress
The former J&K CM and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief had posted a tweet which criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed in the Delhi High Court which seeks a ban on J&K leaders Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mufti herself from contesting in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Also Read - Mehbooba Mufti, Daughter Allegedly Put Under House Arrest
Mufti had tweeted, “Why to waste time in court. Wait for the BJP to scrap Article 370. It will automatically debar us from fighting elections since the Indian constitution won’t be applicable to J&K anymore.” After Mufti’s tweet, Gambhir retorted saying, “This is India. It’s not a blot like you which can be erased.”
Things started heating up between the two as Mufti then blocked Gambhir on her social network but ten hours later, unblocked him only to mock the former cricketer. She replied to Gambhir’s tweet saying, “Hope your political innings in BJP isn’t as abysmal as your cricket career!”.
However, Gambhir hit back at Mufti for unblocking him and lambasted her for coming up with a ‘pedestrian analogy’. “It shows lack of depth in your personality,” said Gambhir.
The spat continued even after this tweet as Mufti added, “I worry for your mental health. I am used to people trolling but this level of stalking is unhealthy. I would imagine most people sleep at night. Better to stay quiet since you don’t know anything about Kashmir. Here blocking you now so u can do the Rs 2 per tweet trolling somewhere else.”
She slammed Gambhir yet again and said that a cricketer should stick to cricket and shouldn’t get into issues like Kashmir if they hold no knowledge about them. “Take your aggression to the field and once you’re done hang your boots with grace,” she said.