Omar asks Modi to end dynastic politics in own party
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today hit back at Narendra Modi, saying the BJP prime ministerial candidate should first end dynastic politics in his party and its allies before lecturing others.Omar asks Modi to end dynastic politics in own party.Omar asks Modi to end dynastic politics in own partyUpdated: Mar 26, 2014 20:12 IST
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today hit back at Narendra Modi, saying the BJP prime ministerial candidate should first end dynastic politics in his party and its allies before lecturing others.
"Let him end this (dynastic politics) in his own party, then he should lecture us. Let him start with Yashwant Sinha's son and whole lot of others," Omar told reporters after addressing the National Conference workers meeting here, 15 kms from Srinagar.
Omar said Modi should also end the dynastic politics in the parties which are part of NDA.
"Let him give this lecture to allies. Let him start with Akali Dal in Punjab and work his way onwards to Shiv Sena.
Once he ends, what he calls dynastic politics, amongst his own party and allies, then he should lecture others," he said.
Omar, quoting famous English saying 'People who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others', said, "It applies first to Narendra Modi, then applies to others." Union Minister Farooq Abdullah, who is National
Conference candidate from Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, echoed Omar's views, saying Modi should stop pointing fingers at others when his party is following the same practices.
"Let him finish the dynastic politics within his party. He has a habit of lying. I want to remind him that if he points one finger at someone, three others are pointing at himself," Abdullah said.
On Modi's claim about the size of Lalkar Rally at Jammu on December 1 last year, Omar said the BJP leader had a habit of twisting the facts which are often far from the reality.
"Modi has habit of presenting the reality in his own perspective. What I had said was that there was a big difference between the expected size of the rally (on Dec 1) and what was actually seen on the day," he said.
Omar said not much can be expected from a person, who aspires to be the Prime Minister of the country, but cannot be honest with its people.
"That man (Modi) wants to be the Prime Minister of the country. If he cannot be honest with common masses, how will he do justice with the chair of Prime Minister," he added.
Omar also chided Modi for skipping Article 370 of the constitution during his election rally at Hira Nagar in Jammu province today.
"Last time he came to Jammu and Kashmir and he wanted a debate on Artilce 370. I responded by saying I am ready. Today he ran away (from Article 370," he added.
First Published: Mar 26, 2014 19:57 IST