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Omar Abdullah takes another dig at MPs on Twitter

delhi Updated: Dec 01, 2011 21:37 IST

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has taken another dig at MPs with his latest tweet: 'I want to drive to Parliament to disrupt it but I want to do it in a vehicle with a Lal batti on the roof otherwise I'm not important enough.'

A comment which seems to be linked to the recent report placed in the House seeking to enhance privileges and perks of MPs.

The committee of privileges of the Lok Sabha, in a report placed in the House on Wednesday, nearly unanimously recommended that MPs be permitted to flash red beacons on their vehicles and their official status be brought on a par with chief justices of high courts.

Earlier in the day, he tweeted: 'Good to hear MPs have got iPads. Now other than all the work they can spend their free time playing "Angry Birds" in Central Hall.'
A comment on the recent sanction of Rs 50, 000 by the Lok Sabha secretariat for each member to buy an iPad.

J&K chief minister, who has openly supported the UPA government's decision to introduce foreign equity in single-brand and multi-retail sectors, had criticised the opposition lobby for stalling Parliamentary proceedings on allowing FDI in retail.

"No one is forcing FDI in retail down anyone's throat. States not interested have right of first refusal. What could be more fair?" Omar had said.

"I see no reason to hold the nation to ransom now," the chief minister had further said apparently taking a dig at opposition parties.

Omar had even said the time has come for 'no work, no pay' for MPs if minimum hours of business were not transacted.

With the winter session of Parliament being disrupted for the eighth continuous day now, questions are being raised about the performance of MPs, and whether there should be a 'No work no pay' policy for them too.