Dismissing a question on whether he is worried at the prospect of BJP’s Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister, Omar said, "It does not matter whether he is the Prime Minister or the President or (holds) any other position.”
"Constitutionally, he cannot revoke Article 370 without calling into question the accession of J&K to India. Now as Prime Minister of India, if he wants to rewrite accession to India, he is welcome to it. But I do not think any Prime Minister would be as foolhardy as that," he said.
Omar, who was responding to questions during a popular talk show programme, held his ground in the face of tough questioning by its well-known anchor, who focused on the insurgency, role of the armed forces and the state's accession to India.
Omar was asked about Modi's suggestion for a debate on Article 370, to which he had responded by offering to do the debate with the BJP leader ‘at any time, any place’.
Omar said that Modi had not responded to this but ‘one of his minions gave a statement that he is too busy to discuss Article 370 and. to make it worse, he is far too more important to discuss it with somebody like you (Omar)’.
The interviewer remarked that he would be ‘extraordinarily worried’ because Modi could be the next Prime Minister if opinion polls are to be believed, as the BJP leader favours doing away with J&K's special status. "I am not worried," Omar told him.


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