NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appreciated Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for taking up the broom and cleaning a street in
Srinagar, saying it was a "wonderful effort" which will strengthen the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign.
"Wonderful effort by @abdullah_omar ! His efforts towards Swachh Bharat will inspire people of J&K and will strengthen the Mission," Modi tweeted.
Omar Abdullah had last night joined Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) officials in cleaning the flood-hit areas of the city as part of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.
Using brooms, Omar and SMC Commissioner G N Qasba swept the road in Weir Nagar, one of the worst-hit areas in the recent flood.
Omar had earlier thanked Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for nominating him to the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' launched by Modi earlier this month.
"Thanks for the nomination @BeingSalmanKhan. Watch this space for my contribution and the names of the 9 (persons) I will have to nominate," Omar wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.