Omar Abdullah's swipe at Suvendu: 'Hasn't Kashmir become paradise after 2019?'
Hitting out at West Bengal BJP leader Suvdendu Adhikari for his comment that West Bengal will turn into Kashmir if Trinamool Congress come wins the upcoming assembly polls in the state, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah asked if there is something wrong in that. Referring to the scrapping of Article 370, which had given special status to the erstwhile state, the former J&K chief minister took a swipe at BJP saying they claim it has now become paradise.
"But according to you BJP wallas Kashmir has become paradise after August 2019 so what’s wrong with West Bengal becoming Kashmir?" Abdullah said on Twitter.
On Saturday, Adhikari whom the BJP has fielded from Nandigram seat against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, address a public meeting and said India would have been an Islamic country had it not been for Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, which after many years and after many changes was succeeded by today's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
"If Trinamool comes back to power, West Bengal will become Kashmir," Adhikari said.
Terming the comment stupid and tasteless, Abdullah wrote in his tweet, "Anyway, Bengalis love Kashmir and visit us in large numbers so we forgive you your stupid, tasteless comment."
Adhikari is emerging as a key figure in BJP's election strategy in West Bengal and the Mamata versus Suvendu Adhikari is becoming one of the main draws of the impending election.
"Nandigram is not a challenge for me. I am going to Nandigram to defeat her (Mamata Banerjee) and send her back to Kolkata. I thank the national party leadership for the responsibility given to me. I will work to make lotus bloom in Nandigram and across West Bengal. She (Mamata Banerjee) is going to lose this election (in Nandigram) by over 50,000 votes," Adhikari said on Saturday.