Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha chief Anurag Thakur has dubbed Omar Abdullah the "tweet chief minister". This he said in response to a question raised on the chief minister's recent statement that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was coming to Jammu and Kashmir to create communal divide and hatred.
Talking to HT on the sidelines of a function held here on Wednesday to mark the 26th death anniversary of former finance minister Girdhari Lal Dogra, Thakur alleged, "Omar Abdullah has proved a big disaster for the state, and by terming a national hero 'communal', he has highlighted his complete failure as the chief minister of the state."
"Jammu and Kashmir is waiting eagerly to welcome Modi, the prospective Prime Minister, who would undertake development of the state on the pattern envisaged by Atal Bihari Vajpayee," he added.
Taking a dig at Omar, he said, "The CM expressing reluctance on Modi's visit is quite exemplary of the situation here, where in the University of Kashmir, the tricolour is stopped from being hoisted, and those who try to hoist the national flag at Lal Chowk are put behind bars. This apparently proves that Omar Abdullah cannot do anything except tweeting."
On security in the state and the possible threat to Modi's rally in Jammu on December 1, especially in the context of the attacks in Patna, Thakur claimed intelligence bureau reports were claiming that Narendra Modi was facing a great threat.
"Terrorists from across the border and within the state are continuously trying to target Modi, with the Bihar incident a recent example. The state and central governments should provide a high-security umbrella for Narendra Modi in the Jammu rally," said Thakur.
He claimed the Central Investigation Department (CID) was already making efforts to minimise the turnout at the venue, as lakhs of people were expected to attend the rally.
However, he claimed that Modi's rally would be a great success in Jammu and Kashmir.