Omar alleges break up of PDP-BJP alliance a fixed match

Omar alleges break up of PDP-BJP alliance a fixed match

National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah, file photo

Terming the breakup of the PDP-BJP alliance as a “brilliant fixed match”, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the two parties "crafted their divorce” and “scripted it to perfection” after taking a cue from Bollywood.

Omar, who is vice president of Opposition National Conference, took to Twitter where he shared a clip from the 1977 political satire movie Kissa Kursi Ka. “The PDP & BJP have been watching Bollywood movies for political strategy. This is how they have crafted their “divorce”. Brilliant fixed match, scripted to perfection except the audience aren’t fools & neither are the rest of us (sic),” he tweeted.

In another tweet, the NC leader wrote “I have no doubt about my MLAs but we all know what happened in the PDP after Mufti Sb (former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed) died & the sort of pressure that was applied to Mehbooba Mufti.

He was responding to BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav’s reported comments that there was no question of horse-trading. “Why is he (Omar Abdullah) so scared? I'm sure his party men are loyal to him. There is no question of horse-trading from our side. We've seen what kind of horse-trading happened in J&K under his party, nobody should forget the history,” Madhav had said.

The former chief minister also asked Madhav why the Centre was not dissolving the Assembly. “Then why not dissolve the assembly? If @rammadhavbjp is true to his word that there is no question of horse trading & clearly no new alliances are being formed then the assembly should be dissolved. Keeping it suspended has encouraged dalals (brokers),” Omar tweeted. 

The NC leader has been demanding the dissolution of the state Legislative Assembly to thwart attempts of horse-trading and “further erosion of democratic processes and institutions.”

In a surprise move, the BJP on Tuesday pulled out of more than three-year-old ruling coalition with the People’s Democratic Party in the state. The state Jammu & Kashmir came under the governor’s rule from Wednesday morning.