PDP's criticism a compliment for me: Omar

Srinagar: Thanking the People's Democratic Party for criticising him for travelling to snow-bound areas, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the party's remark was an acknowledgement of his efforts and a compliment for him.

"The PDP says my travels are an unnecessary drama. That is the best acknowledgement of my efforts and I take it as a compliment. Thanks a lot chaps," Omar wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti yesterday described Omar's pronouncements on the situation in the Valley following heavy snowfall as "juvenile pranks".

She accused the Omar-led government of failure saying the crisis in the Valley was not due to natural calamities but due to misgovernance.