Curious to know BJP's stance on Bhullar: Omar
Srinagar, Sept 1: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday hit back at BJP saying he was "curious" to know the reaction of the party over Punjab government's appeal seeking clemency for death row convict Davinder Singh Bhullar.
"I'm curious to see what Shahnawaz Hussian and the other BJP chaps are gonna say now. This is their Government in Punjab," Omar wrote on microblogging site Twitter.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sought his intervention in securing clemency for Bhullar, convicted in the 1993 case of bomb blast at All India Youth Congress headquarters in Delhi. His mercy plea was rejected by the President in May.
Omar and BJP have been involved in a spat after he questioned the "muted" response to the TN assembly resolution on clemency for Rajiv Gandhi's killers and asked if the response would have been same if the Jammu and Kashmir assembly had passed a similar resolution for Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
The BJP on Wednesday lashed out the Chief Minister saying his remarks about the TN assembly resolution were unfortunate.
The party today demanded that Omar explain his position on the issue of Afzal Guru.
"Omar should explain his position as CM with regard to his statement in support of Guru," state BJP chief Shamsher Singh Manhas told a meeting of senior functionaries and party activists in Reasi town on Thursday.
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