Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday accused the erstwhile state’s former governor Satya Pal Malik of “mendacity” and “taking pictures his mouth off” with claims that the Nationwide Convention and the Folks’s Democratic Get together boycotted the 2018 panchayat elections beneath Pakistan’s strain.
“PM had stated that we’ll conduct panchayat elections (in J&Ok). I broke protocol and went to Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti’s residence. They refused to take part beneath Pakistan’s strain. Terrorists additionally threatened but the election was held efficiently,” Malik, who’s now the Governor of Goa, instructed ANI.
Omar Abdullah who was launched from detention in March after seven months, was fast to rebut Malik on Twitter.
“Solely naam ka satya not kaam ka. He by no means tires of mendacity. Lied to folks of J&Ok earlier than fifth August & mendacity now. Hiding behind partitions of Raj Bhavan shielded from defamation fits so feels emboldened to shoot his mouth off. Let him say all this when he’s not governor & see,” he tweeted.
Solely naam ka satya not kaam ka. He by no means tires of mendacity. Lied to folks of J&Ok earlier than fifth August & mendacity now. Hiding behind partitions of Raj Bhavan shielded from defamation fits so feels emboldened to shoot his mouth off. Let him say all this when he’s not governor & see. https://t.co/q25xR1526VAdvertisement
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 23, 2020
The Nationwide Convention had boycotted the panchayat and native physique elections in Jammu and Kashmir that had been held in October and November of 2018 after the Centre and state authorities didn’t heed its demand of clarifying their stands on Article 35 A which supplied particular rights to the previous state’s residents.
The PDP had determined not to participate within the city native physique and panchayat elections citing an “environment of concern” over doubts that Article 35A was about to be abolished.
Jammu and Kashmir was beneath Governor’s rule when the panchayat elections had been held.
On August 5, 2019, the Centre scrapped Article 370 that gave particular standing to Jammu and Kashmir and break up it into two union territories and detained prime leaders together with Omar and Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti who continues to be in detention.