Omar Abdullah Hits Back at PM Modi Over His Vow to ‘Rid J&K of Two Political Families’, Calls it ‘Another Jumla’

Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti slams PM Modi over his vow to rid J&K of two political parties.

Updated: April 14, 2019 7:22 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Surabhi Shaurya

Omar Abdullah
Omar Abdullah

New Delhi: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Sunday sought to dismiss Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vow to rid J&K of “these two political families” by wondering if it was another ‘jumla’. Prime Minister, in a rally at Kathua, earlier in the day, claimed that the Abdullah family (National Conference) and Mufti family (PDP) destroyed the lives of three generations in the state.

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“We have to rid J&K of these two political families” says Modi ji in 2014 and then promptly goes and makes not one but two members of the Mufti family CM of J&K. In 2019 Modi ji says, “we have to rid J&K of these two political families”. Another jumla Modi ji?, asked Abdullah on Twitter.

The NC leader also shared a picture of PM Modi with former PDP chief Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and wrote,”This is how much Modi ji believes what he says. Look how happy he is to seal an alliance with one of the families he wants to rid J&K politics of.”

Besides Abdullah, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti also hit out at PM Modi, claiming that he bashes political parties before elections and stitches alliances with the very same parties later.

“Why does PM bash political families pre elections & then sends his envoys to stitch alliances with the very same parties? NC in 99 & PDP in 2015. Why do they choose power over Article 370 then? BJP with its noxious agenda of banishing Muslims & minorities wants to divide India,” Mufti tweeted.

Earlier in the day, while addressing a rally in Kathua, PM Modi had claimed that Abdullah family and Mufti family have destroyed lives of three generations of Jammu and Kashmir. “Bright future of the state can be ensured only after their departure. They can bring their entire clan to the field, can abuse Modi as much as they want but they will not be able to divide this nation,” Modi had said.

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Published Date: April 14, 2019 4:22 PM IST

Updated Date: April 14, 2019 7:22 PM IST