SRI NAGAR: J&K CM Omar Abdullah on Monday accused separatist-turned-mainstream politician Sajjad Gani Lone of providing 80 vehicles of supporters for PM Narendra Modi’s rally in Srinagar. The charge was denied by Lone, who is making his electoral debut in the Assembly elections. In a series of tweets before and during Modi’s election rally in Sheri Kashmir cricket stadium in Srinagar, Omar accused Lone of sending about 80 vehicles of supporters from Kupwara to help his “big brother” (Modi).
“Amazingly even Congress-supported leaders have been asked to contribute people to the BJP rally. Politics makes for strange bedfellows,” he said, referring to State Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir, who contested the 2008 polls as an Independent candidate but is now minister in the J&K Govt from the Cong quota.
Omar said, “Not a single BJP flag or banner on the vehicles or with the people I saw walking into the stadium. Such a telling sign of BJP support.”