Srinagar: As the Union Cabinet discussed a
bill seeking to rein in sports bodies, Jammu and Kashmir Chief
Minister Omar Abdullah was of the view that Ministers, who
included his father Farooq Abdullah, heading these should have
"excused" themselves from the meeting.
Omar expressed his view through a tweet last night soon
after the Cabinet rejected the National Sports Development
Bill because of strong objections by ministers who have
interest in sports bodies.
However, within hours, the Chief Minister deleted his
post from the social networking site and replaced it with a
"And on a different note the next time I plan to tweet on
what central cabinet ministers do, someone please tell me to
shut up," he tweeted with a smiley.
Padding it up, he said, "I should remember that the
channels will make a story out of just about anything & that
will teach me to shut up".
Farooq Abdullah, who heads the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket
Association, was among those who vociferously opposed the
Bill, particularly because it sought to put a cap on age and
tenure of those heading the sports bodies.
"I am 73-plus but I can do so many things which younger
people cannot do," Farooq Abdullah is said to have remarked at
the Cabinet meeting.