"Three unfortunate deaths - one Hindu, two Muslim and we've a judicial inquiry with my Minister resigning. Would the BJP care to recount 2002 response,” Omar asked. Farooq Abdullah hits back at BJP (JPN/Agencies)
"Would Arun Jaitley be so kind as to inform the Parliament whether the then Gujarat Home Minister or MoS Home resigned or even offered to resign in 2002," he said.
Calling the BJP leaders ‘hypocrites’, Omar said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi waited for days to call out Army for controlling the riots in his state and has not apologized for it so far.
"Oh that's right, they can't because their star PM hopeful waited for days to call out the Army and has yet to apologize. Hypocrites," the Chief Minister wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
"In 2002, Gujarat did not allow people...to come to Ahmedabad. It is not a property of Modi," National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said in the Rajya Sabha during an impromtu discussion on situation in violence- hit Jammu and Kashmir.
The Union Minister was responding to BJP leader Arun Jaitely who alleged that the state government had failed to take appropriate measures to control the violence which led to gutting of hundreds of shops and injuries to several people.
While initiating the discussion, Jaitely, who was not allowed to go to Kishtwar, said: "Jammu and Kashmir is not personal property of one family." Jaitley, who is Leader of the Opposition in the Upper House, was questioning as to why he was stopped at the Jammu airport.
He said India is not a "banana republic" where an indefinite order is issued banning a person from entering Jammu region under Section 144.
"Three unfortunate deaths - one Hindu, two Muslim and we've a judicial inquiry with my Minister resigning. Would the BJP care to recount 2002 response,” Omar asked.
Farooq Abdullah hits back at BJP