May 5, 2022 9:22 pm

Omar’s Twitter Gaffe: Declares MP Akbar Lone Dead, Apologies Later

Omar Abdullah | File Photo

Srinagar- Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) Vice-President, Omar Abdullah on Thursday faced an embarrassing situation after declaring his senior party leader and Member Parliament, Mohammad Akbar Lone dead.

The tech-savvy NC leader announced on his Twitter handle the death of veteran NC leader Lone, minutes before taking down the Tweet and tendering apology to the sitting Lok Sabha MP.

Omar’s tweet came on a day when his close aide Nasir Aslam Wani’s mother and former MLC Qaisar Jamsheed Lone’s father passed away.

“I owe a great apology to Lone Sb. He is recovering well. My father misunderstood the news & in turn I made a mistake with my tweet. My sincere apologies to Lone Sb & his family,” Omar wrote in another Tweet after a goof-up.

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