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Omar Abdullah: Look forward to PDP MLAs saying ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ after Monday’s swearing-in

The PDP-BJP alliance was formed after an almost two-month deadlock.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
April 3, 2016 12:35:28 pm
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A day before Mehbooba Mufti takes oath as Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Sunday took a jab at the PDP-BJP alliance after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reignited the nationalism debate.

Fadnavis had said at a function in Nagpur: “It makes me wonder where are we heading? Why should I feel ashamed of saying “Bharat Mata ki Jai” in my own country… There is still a dispute over saying ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and those opposed to say it, should not have any right to stay in India. Those living here should say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai.”

Abdullah, the National Conference President and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, tweeted “I look forward to seeing all the members of the PDP-BJP alliance say this as soon as they take their oath tomorrow.”

The PDP-BJP alliance was formed after an almost two-month deadlock following CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s death.

The difference in party ideologies has been the most uncanny feature of this alliance.

Shiv Sena too had earlier questioned if PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti will say “Bharat Mata ki jai” to honour the Kashmiri Pandits.

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