“What’s wrong with West Bengal becoming Kashmir?”: Omar hits out at BJP leader


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National Conference leader, Omar Abdullah on Sunday hit out at West Bengal BJP leader Suvdendu Adhikari who said Bengal would turn into Kashmir if Trinamool comes to power in the upcoming assembly polls in the state.

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir asked if there is anything wrong in West Bengal becoming Kashmir.

Referring to the scrapping of Article 370, which had given special status to the erstwhile state, the former J-K chief minister said, “But according to you BJP wallas Kashmir has become paradise after August 2019 so what’s wrong with West Bengal becoming Kashmir?”

On Saturday, Suvendu Adhikari whom BJP has fielded from Nandigram seat against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee address a public meeting and said India would have been an Islamic country had it not been for Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, which after many years and after many changes was succeeded by today’s Bharatiya Janata Party.

“If Trinamool comes back to power, West Bengal will become Kashmir,” Adhikari said.

Terming the comment stupid and tasteless, Omar Abdullah wrote, “Anyway, Bengalis love Kashmir and visit us in large numbers so we forgive you your stupid, tasteless comment.”

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