Omar targets BJP after militants strike Army camp

Srinagar: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah today targeted the BJP after militants attacked the Sunjwan Army camp killing two Junior Commissioned Officers, and said the party should be “begging forgiveness” of the nation for its “abject mishandling” of Jammu and Kashmir.

In a Twitter duel with BJP national spokesman GVL Narasimha Rao, the NC leader said, “Forget about the valley or the border even Jammu city is not safe under you guys (including your allies) so stop obfuscating & start explaining how you’ve managed to mess things up so spectacularly.”

In response to Rao’s tweet demanding action against Akbar Lone, Omar said, “You let us worry about the MLA. You on the other hand should be begging forgiveness of the nation for your abject mishandling of J&K over the last few years both at the Centre & with your coalition partner (PDP in J-K).”

Rao had asked the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister to Akbar Lone from his party – the National Conference (NC) — instead of backing the MLA’s “pro-Pak rants”.

“@OmarAbdullah Please stop this drama. Your insistence on not saying (doing) anything more says it all. You are backing your MLA for his Pro-Pak rants. Expel MLA from party NOW! Try & redeem your party from this MLA’s rants and your Dad’s provocative recent statements on Kashmir!” the BJP national spokesman had said in a tweet.

Rao was referring to Omar’s earlier tweet wherein he had said the party would not say anything more on the issue of Lone’s pro-Pakistan slogans in the Assembly.

The party has already distanced itself from the MLA’s remarks and condemned it.

Jaish-e-Mohammed militants today struck at an Army camp on the outskirts of Jammu city, killing two junior commissioned officers (JCOs) and injuring six others, including a Major and a daughter of an Army personnel.

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