Omar Abdullah Surprised

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday expressed surprise over the projection of L K Advani, who quit all BJP posts a day before, as a symbol of secularism in NDA by some quarters.

“LK Advani as the NDA’s mascot of secularism. Who would have imagined!!!!!!” Omar, who’s National Conference was a constituent of the alliance from 1999 to 2003, wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.Com.

Although Omar did not specify as to who he was referring to, the comment seems to be in response to JD-U’s stand on reconsidering its ties with the NDA in the wake of elevation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as BJP’s poll panel chief for next year’s Lok Sabha elections.

Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav had termed Advani’s resignation as a “serious issue” and “not good for NDA health.”

“I am deeply saddened by the resignation of Advaniji. Because the NDA was forged with the efforts of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Advaniji. He (Advani) is also the working president and Atalji is not keeping well,” Yadav had said.

Omar had yesterday said that the resignation of BJP patriarch, whose opinion was ignored in the party, should not be a crisis for it.

“If his opinion didn’t matter to you yesterday, why is his resignation a crisis for you today?” he had asked.

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