After Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanded the Mahagatbandhan for answers over Omar Abdullah's call for a 'separate PM in Jammu and Kashmir', in a series of tweets the NC leader has responded back to PM Modi.
In a tweet, he thanked PM Modi for giving his speech in Kashmir's Bandipora a 'national platform' and stated that his party the National Conference has always 'stood for the original terms of accession' and that they don't need the endorsement of other parties.
In the following tweets, Abdullah called PM Modi's response a 'bluff' and asked the Opposition parties called out by PM Modi to 'distance' from his speech.
In a fierce reprimand launched against the Abdullah scion, PM Modi called out the Mahagatbandhan over their ally's words that evoke the 1953 situation in the country. While doing so, PM Modi called out each member of the Mahagatbandhan from TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, chief minister Chandrababu Naidu to NCP leader Sharad Pawar and the former Prime Minister Deve Gowda.
Playing to his gallery, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir made a statement to revive the demand while addressing in Kashmir's Bandipora in response to BJP chief Amit Shah's claim of abrogating Article 370 and 35A from Kashmir to resolve its issue.
Union Minister Arun Jaitley in the past had called Article 35A a 'historic blunder' committed by Jawaharlal Nehru in retaliation to which Omar Abdullah during his address to National Conference workers in a dramatic escalation has called for the state's own Prime Minister and President.
He said, "Modi said in an interview that by 2020, we will repeal article 35A. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had threatened us that Article 35a and Article 370 will be removed, but Jammu and Kashmir is not like the other states. Other states became a part of India without any conditions. We made conditions. We did not come for free."
"To maintain our identity distinct, we entered certain things in the Constitution. We said our identity would be ours, we will have our own law, our own flag. At that time we also had our President and Prime Minister, and we will bring that back," he added.