Omar Abdullah challenges Madhav to prove Pak’s hand behind alliance

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah objected to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary, Ram Madhav suggesting that Abdullah’s National Conference (NC) had tied up with arch-rival Mehbooba Mufti-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to form a government on “instructions from across the border”.

“No, misplaced attempts at humour won’t work. You HAVE claimed my party has been acting at the behest of Pakistan. I dare you to prove it! Place the evidence of your allegation of NC boycott of ULB polls at Pak behest in the public domain. It’s an open challenge to you & your Govt.,” Omar Abdullah tweeted.

In an exclusive interview with ANI on Thursday, Madhav had said, “The PDP and NC boycotted local body polls last month because they had instructions from across the border. Probably they had fresh instructions from across the border to come together and form a government.”

On Wednesday, arch rivals PDP, NC along with Congress confirmed that they stitched up an alliance to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir, which has been under Governor’s rule since June when the BJP ended its ruling alliance with the PDP.

Madhav was quick to clarify that he didn’t mean to offend Abdullah.

“Just take it in your stride @OmarAbdullah Not questioning your patriotism at all. But d sudden love between NC n PDP nd hurry to form government leads to many suspicions n political comments. Not to offend u,” Madhav said in a Tweet.