1. Omar Abdullah stirs row with surgical strike remark on Nagrota attack, BJP hits back

Omar Abdullah stirs row with surgical strike remark on Nagrota attack, BJP hits back

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today stoked a controversy saying "we wouldn't have to experience incidents like Nagrota attack if those statements were not made following surgical strikes."

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 1, 2016 10:23 PM
Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today stoked a controversy saying "we wouldn't have to experience incidents like Nagrota attack if those statements were not made following surgical strikes." (PTI) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today stoked a controversy saying “we wouldn’t have to experience incidents like Nagrota attack if those statements were not made following surgical strikes.” (PTI)

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today stoked a controversy saying “we wouldn’t have to experience incidents like Nagrota attack if those statements were not made following surgical strikes.” Lashing out at Narendra Modi government, National Conference president Omar Abdullah said if the central government had taken action instead of boasting the surgical strikes, such situation could have averted. It is sad that form Nagrota to Samba our security establishments have been attacked. BJP has hit back strongly at Omar Abdullah. “Omar Abdullah is becoming an apologist not only for Pakistan but also for terrorists,” BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said.

Abdullah on Wednesday said Pakistan will have to take the initiative and do something for the situation to improve between India and Pakistan. He added that both the central and state governments had failed to provide a peaceful environment to people in Jammu and Kashmir. Reacting to the attacks in Jammu on Tuesday, Abdullah said the government must explain its Pakistan policy to the country in the aftermath of the repeated attacks on forces. “It is also true that terrorists are no more deterred from attacking our armed forces today than they were prior to the ‘surgical strikes’!,” Abdullah tweeted.

The National Conference working president said the statements by Union Ministers that Pakistan would not even dare to look towards India after the strikes and that demonetisation had ended terror, were proving to be wrong now. “When Defence Minister says that if Pakistan looks at us, we will gouge their eyes out and hand them those, obviously, there would be a reaction somewhere,” he said. Omar said the ministers should focus on their job and leave the talking to the Opposition.

“Unfortunately, there are regular attacks on our establishments, be it Nagrota, Samba or any other place. My only appeal to the rulers is that please pay more attention towards your work. “It is Opposition’s job to talk and the government’s job to do work. Here, it is the opposite, the government is talking more and we are working. There should be a role reversal,” he said.

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