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Friday, 28 June 2013

Do restrain yourself, LK Advani tells Omar Abdullah

A day after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah criticised the BJP leadership for raising 'the false bogey of revocation' of Article 370 that provides special status to the state, senior BJP leader LK Advani has hit back through his blog.

In a post, titled 'Omar, Do Restrain Yourself', Advani says that although Omar has the right to disagree with the BJP over the revocation of Article 370, it was improper to use offensive words like 'cheating' in the context of the party's stand on Jammu and Kashmir.

Advani also reminded Omar that the Jana Sangh, the BJP's predecessor, had not even been born when Article 370 was sought to be approved in the Constituent Assembly.

In an earlier blogpost on June 23, Advani had pushed for repealing Article 370, saying it would help 'Jammu and Kashmir's full integration with India'. Omar had called this a poll ploy to 'befool' the people.

Speaking after the flagging-off ceremony of Banihal-Qazigund rail link at Banihal on Wednesday, Omar had warned BJP that any dilution to Constitutional guarantee under Article 370 would be possible "only over our dead bodies because we would not allow you to weaken this relationship."


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