Omar Abdullah should give statements against Pakistan: BJP

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister should give statements against Pakistan, not against his own country.

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2013, 13:07 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Srinagar: Hitting out at Omar Abdullah for calling the Bharatiya Janata Party "hypocrites", BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister should give statements against Pakistan, not against his own country.

The war of words between Abdullah and BJP leaders began after the J&K CM targeted BJP over the Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government`s response to the 2002 communal riots.

Taking to Twitter, Abdullah had earlier asked: "Would (Arun) Jaitley be so kind as to inform parliament whether the Gujarat home minister or MoS (minister of state) Home resigned or even offered to in 2002?"

He had added that three people died in Kishtwar - one Hindu and two Muslims. "And we`ve a judicial inquiry with my minister resigning. Would the BJP care to recount the 2002 response?

"Oh, that`s right, they can`t because their star PM hopeful waited days to call out the army (and) has yet to apologise. Hypocrites."

Earlier, raising the Kishtwar violence in the Rajya Sabha, Jaitley had said: "It is not an inter-community disturbance. In inter-community disturbances flags of a neighbouring country are not flashed...This is an issue of threat to India`s sovereignty."