Omar Abdullah slams J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti over her Independence Day speech

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday hit out at incumbent Mehbooba Mufti for not owning up responsibility for the prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley since she took over the reins of the PDP-BJP coalition government.

"Between 2009-14 everything was my fault but as of the last 4 months nothing is @MehboobaMufti's fault (sic)," Omar wrote on Twitter.

A file photo of Mehbooba Mufti. AFP

A file photo of Mehbooba Mufti. AFP

Omar was referring to the criticism he was subjected to by Mehbooba when he was the Chief Minister and she was the leader of opposition.

Mehbooba, who made her maiden speech at an Independence Day function as chief minister, said, "Encounters have taken place in the past, will continue to take place. What was my government's fault?"

Omar created a hashtag "living in denial" to go with his tweets.

In another tweet, Omar said Mehbooba will have to find someone to blame for failing to hoist the national flag at the Independence Day function on Monday. He was referring to the national tricolor falling off the post as Mehbooba hoisted it at Bakshi stadium here where the main Independence Day function of the state was held.

Mehbooba pulled the string attached to the post only to see the tricolor fall from the post and land on the ground.

Published Date: Aug 15, 2016 14:32 PM | Updated Date: Aug 15, 2016 14:32 PM

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