Omar, Mehbooba Hit Back At Amit Shah Over His “Gupkar Gang” Remarks

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SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti and  National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday hit back at Union Home Minister Amit Shah on his tweet, describing the Gupkar alliance as “Gupkar Gang”.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, Mehbooba Mufti wrote: “Old habits die hard. Earlier BJPs narrative was that the tukde tukde gang threatened India’s sovereignty & they are now using ‘Gupkar Gang’ euphemism to project us as anti nationals. Irony died a million deaths since its BJP itself that violates the constitution day in & day out.”

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“Fighting elections in an alliance is also anti-national now. BJP can stitch as many alliances in its hunger for power but somehow we are undermining national interest by putting up a united front,” Mehbooba tweeted.

“BJPs stale tactic of dividing India by projecting themselves as saviours & political opponents as internal & imagined enemies is far too predictable now. Love jihad, tukde tukde & now Gupkar Gang dominates the political discourse instead of like rising unemployment & inflation,” she wrote on Twitter.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, NC Vice President Omar Abdullah wrote: “I can understand the frustration behind this attack by the Hon’ble Home Minister. He had been briefed that the People’s Alliance was preparing to boycott elections. This would have allowed the BJP & newly formed King’s party a free run in J&K. We didn’t oblige them.”

“Only in J&K can leaders be detained & called anti-national for participating in elections & supporting the democratic process. The truth is all those who oppose the ideology of the BJP are labelled “corrupt & anti-national”,” Omar tweeted.

“We are not a “gang” Amit Shah ji, we are a legitimate political alliance having fought & continuing to fight elections, much to your disappointment,” he tweeted.

Mehbooba was reacting to a series of tweets by Shah calling the alliance of political parties in Jammu and Kashmir as ”Gupkar Gang”.

“The Gupkar Gang is going global! They want foreign forces to intervene in Jammu and Kashmir. The Gupkar Gang also insults India’s Tricolour. Do Sonia Ji and Rahul Ji support such moves of the Gupkar Gang? They should make their stand crystal clear to the people of India,” Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted.

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