Omar not amused by Modi’s IPL boast

Omar not amused by Modi’s IPL boast

Srinagar: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking credit for holding the IPL tournament in the country while assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir were not being held on time.
“Why is the Hon PM talking about IPL? His is the first government since 1996 that has been unable/unwilling to have assembly elections in J&K on schedule. Why doesn’t he talk about that also?” Abdullah said in a tweet.
However, since 1967, simultaneous polls for the Lok Sabha and for the J&K assembly have never been held in the state. Only in 1977, 1996, and 2014, they were held the same year, but even then not simultaneously.
Omar was responding to Prime Minister’s speech at Karauli in Rajasthan.
“The youth takes a lot of interest in IPL. But there were two occasions when it could not be played in India (and) it was played in South Africa. This happened in 2009 & 2014. The government at the Centre was so scared of terrorists. That government had no courage,” Modi reportedly said.