Omar Abdullah ‘disappointed’ by Cong tweet mocking Modi’s 2015 visit to Pak

Srinagar: National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Saturday sided with Narendra Modi as he termed the tweet taunting the Prime Minister, over his “friendship” with former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, as “disappointing”.

Sharif has been convicted in a corruption case along with his daughter.

“There are a lot of things I will be critical of PM Modi for but attempting to repair India’s relations with Pakistan is certainly not one of them. I’m not even getting in to the internal politics of Pakistan that makes this tweet even more disappointing,” Abdullah said in a tweet.

Earlier on Saturday, the Congress had tweeted a photograph of the two holding hands during the Indian prime minister’s visit to Pakistan in December 2015.

The tweet read, “Nawaz Sharif has been arrested on corruption charges. We’d like to know what his dear friend, PM Modi, has to say about this.”

While returning back from Afghanistan in 2015, Modi had taken detour to Pakistan to greet Sharif on his birthday and attend the engagement ceremony of the Pakistan premier’s granddaughter.That was his first visit to the neighbouring country.

The former Jammu and Kasmir chief minister also lambasted the BJP activists for burning effigies of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu.

“It didn’t matter when army establishments were attacked all over Jammu, soldiers kidnapped & killed, Amarnath yatris & tourists killed but suddenly @MehboobaMufti is enemy number one. The BJP thinks people are fools & won’t punish their selective memory,” he said in another tweet.

(With inputs from PTI)