Farooq hits at Pakistan, Omar targets BJP

National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah today lambasted Pakistan following a militant attack on an Army camp in Jammu and asked the neighbouring nation to “stop sending terrorists if it wanted to improve relations with India.
Farooq hits at Pakistan, Omar targets BJP

National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah today lambasted Pakistan following a militant attack on an Army camp in Jammu and asked the neighbouring nation to "stop sending terrorists if it wanted to improve relations with India." He said "war cannot solve any problem" and could lead to bad consequences.

"Thus to avoid war with India and improve relations with the neighbouring country, Pakistan must stop the daily routine of sending trained militants to India," Abdullah said while talking to the media at MulanpurDakha, 25 km from here.

The NC leader suggested that representatives of both the countries should sit together and sort out the matter.

He said, "Even after war, problems (between countries) are always sorted out through negotiations." 

Meanwhile, former chief minister Omar Abdullah today targeted the BJP after militants attacked the Sunjwan Army camp killing two Junior Commissioned Officers, and said the party should be "begging forgiveness" of the nation for its "abject mishandling" of Jammu and Kashmir. In a Twitter duel with BJP national spokesman GVL Narasimha Rao, the NC leader said, "Forget about the valley or the border even Jammu city is not safe under you guys (including your allies) so stop obfuscating & start explaining how you've managed to mess things up so spectacularly."

In response to Rao's tweet demanding action against Akbar Lone, Omar said, "You let us worry about the MLA. You on the other hand should be begging forgiveness of the nation for your abject mishandling of J&K over the last few years both at the Centre & with your coalition partner (PDP in J-K)."

Rao had asked the former Jammu and Kashmir  chief minister to Akbar Lone from his party –- the National Conference (NC) — instead of backing the MLA's "pro-Pak rants".

"@OmarAbdullah Please stop this drama. Your insistence on not saying (doing) anything more says it all. You are backing your MLA for his Pro-Pak rants. Expel MLA from party NOW! Try & redeem your party from this MLA's rants and your Dad's provocative recent statements on Kashmir!" the BJP national spokesman had said in a tweet. Rao was referring to Omar's earlier tweet wherein he had said the party would not say anything more on the issue of Lone's pro-Pakistan slogans in the Assembly.

The party has already distanced itself from the MLA's remarks and condemned it. PTI/GKNN

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