Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah on Thursday hit back at BJP saying he was "curious" to
know the reaction of the party over Punjab government`s appeal
seeking clemency for death row convict Davinder Singh Bhullar.
"I`m curious to see what Shahnawaz Hussian and the other
BJP chaps are gonna say now. "This is their Government in Punjab," Omar wrote on micro blogging site Twitter.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had in a letter
to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sought his intervention in
securing clemency for terrorist Bhullar, convicted in the 1993
case of bomb blast at All India Youth Congress headquarters in
Delhi. His mercy plea was rejected by the President in May.
Omar and BJP have been involved in a spat after he
questioned the "muted" response to the TN assembly resolution
on clemency for Rajiv Gandhi`s killers and asked if the
response would have been same if the Jammu and Kashmir
assembly had passed a similar resolution for Parliament attack
convict Afzal Guru.
The BJP yesterday lashed out the Chief Minister saying his
remarks about the TN assembly resolution were unfortunate.
The party today demanded that Omar explain his position on
the issue of Afzal Guru.
"Omar should explain his position as CM with regard to his
statement in support of Guru," state BJP chief Shamsher Singh
Manhas told a meeting of senior functionaries and party
activists in Reasi town today.