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Ally JD-U takes a dig at BJP over Omar's Afzal tweet

delhi Updated: Sep 02, 2011 02:00 IST
Vikas Pathak

A day after it attacked J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah over his tweet on Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru, the BJP found not just Abdullah but also ally JD-U taking jibes at it.

"Those criticising Omar should have raised their voices just after the Tamil Nadu Assembly resolution or after the Punjab government's request for clemency for Bhullar. If they did not protest then and are angry with Omar now, it would seem Omar is right. What he has said is true," said JD(U) spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari.

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On Wednesday, Abdullah had tweeted that if the J&K Assembly had passed a resolution against the death sentence given to Guru as was done by the Tamil Nadu Assembly for the killers of Rajiv Gandhi, the reaction would not have been as muted as it is now.

The BJP had responded, terming his comments "unfortunate" and saying a responsible leader like him should not speak the "language" of Hurriyat leaders.

Abdullah hit back on Thursday, tweeting he was curious to know BJP's reaction to the NDA-run Punjab government's appeal for clemency for Davinder Singh Bhullar, who too has been awarded death sentence.

Reacting to Tiwari's statement, BJP chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said: "I don't even know whether this is his (Tiwari's) party's official view. But the BJP's view is consistent, which we expressed in the case of Bhullar too. For those who have conspired against India and are sentenced to death by the apex court, the sentence should be executed once the President has turned down their mercy plea.