PM Modi Slams Omar Over ‘Separate PM For JK’ Remark

HYDERABAD — Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday hit out at National Conference leader Omar Abdullah over his statement seeking a separate Prime Minister for Kashmir, and asked the Congress-led opposition alliance to make their stand clear on his statement.

Addressing an election rally here, Modi said there were media reports that Omar Abdullah has stated that there should be a separate Prime Minister for Kashmir.

“Two Prime Ministers for Hindustan?, Do you agree with it? Congress has to answer and all the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ partners have to answer.

What are the reasons and how dare he say that”, he said.

Modi said he also wants to ask Trinamool Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar whether they agreed with Omar Abdullah’s statement.

“I want to ask Bengal Didi who shouts a lot, please answer this to the people of the nation. NC is your friend.

There is one U-turn Babu in AP.

This U-turn (Chandrababu) Babu, with whom Farooq Abdullah campaigned recently in Andhra Pradesh, should also answer.

Do you think Naidu should get votes? I want to ask Sharad Pawar also.

You were once the Defence Minister of this country and also Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

You want take the country back to 1953 ? and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, whose son is Karnataka CM, should also answer to the people of Karnataka.

Would you like to go with them (Mahagathbandhan) or break away from them?”, Modi asked.

On the vexed Kashmir issue against the background of BJP leaders favouring abrogation of Article 370, Abdullah had mentioned about J&K having a separate Prime Minister years ago and whether it needed to be restored to protect the state’s identity.

Stressing that the politics of division being followed by opposition parties would impact the country negatively, Modi said as long as he was there at the helm, he would not allow conspiracies to divide the country.


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