National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah on Thursday termed the breakup of the BJP-PDP alliance a “brilliant fixed match”.
“The PDP & BJP have been watching Bollywood movies for political strategy. This is how they have crafted their ‘divorce’. Brilliant fixed match, scripted to perfection except the audience aren’t fools & neither are the rest of us,” Omar wrote on Twitter as he shared a clip from the 1977 political satire movie Kissa Kursi Ka.
Responding to BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav’s reported comments that there was no question of horse-trading, Abdullah has called for immediate dissolution of the state assembly, saying suspended assembly encourages ‘dalals’ (brokers).
“Then why not dissolve the assembly? If @rammadhavbjp is true to his word that there is no question of horse trading & clearly no new alliances are being formed then the assembly should be dissolved. Keeping it suspended has encouraged dalals,” Abdullah wrote.
Abdullah also said that he had no doubt about the loyalty of his MLA’s.
“I had no doubt about the loyalty of his MLAs, we all know what happened in the PDP after Mufti Sb (former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed) died & the sort of pressure that was applied to Mehbooba Mufti,” Abdullah tweeted.
Earlier in the day, Madhav criticised and questioned his “fear”.
“Why is he (Omar Abdullah) so scared? I’m sure his party men are loyal to him. There is no question of horse-trading from our side. We’ve seen what kind of horse-trading happened in J&K under his party, nobody should forget the history.” Madhav had said.
(With inputs from agencies)