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‘BJP bringing people from Jammu for Modi’s Srinagar rally’

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah   | Photo Credit: NISSAR AHMAD -


Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday accused the BJP of bringing in supporters from other parts of the State for Prime Mister Narendra Modi’s rally in Srinagar.

“Two trainloads of supporters are being brought in from Banihal in Jammu. Why not just have the rally there?” Mr. Abdullah tweeted.

“Not a single BJP flag or banner on the vehicles or with the people I saw walking into the stadium. Such a telling sign of BJP support.”

The Chief Minister also hit out at Congress, which was coalition partner of his National Conference for the last six years, saying even some leaders supported by Congress have been asked to provide people for the rally.

“Amazingly even Cong(ress) supported ‘leaders’ have been asked to contribute people to the BJP rally. Politics makes for strange bedfellows,” he said.

He was apparently referring to Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir, who joined the Cabinet in 2009 from Congress quota, though he had contested the 2008 elections as an independent candidate.

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