People brought in from Jammu: Omar

SRINAGAR: Taking a swipe at BJP, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday accused it of bringing in supporters from other parts of the state for Prime Mister Narendra Modi's rally here.

Omar tweeted: “2 trainloads of supporters are being brought in from Banihal in Jammu. Why not just have the rally there?”

"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," Omar said in another tweet.

Omar's official residence is close to the venue of the rally.

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 Congress supported "leaders" have been asked to contribute people to the BJP rally. Politics makes for strange bed fellows ,” wrote Omar.

Omar 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.

Congress has not fielded any candidate from Gulmarg Assembly seat, where Mir is seeking a third consecutive term.

 Hitting at Sajad Lone who had earlier called Modi as his “elder brother”, Omar claimed that people from Kupwara, the former’s bastion, are being sent to attend the rally at Sher-i-Kashmir stadium.

“So Sajad Lone is sending about 80 vehicles of supporters from Kupwara to help his "big brother" make up the numbers,” Omar tweeted. He also expressed surprise over what he said Congress’ support for the rally.

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