Once again, NC leader Omar Abdullah and Gautam Gambhir found themselves in a heated discussion after the cricketer-turned-politician responded to Abdullah’s ‘stick to the things you know about’ statement over the ‘separate PM for J&K’ controversy.
In a back and forth argument on Twitter, the BJP entrant launched a scathing attack at the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir. He tweeted, “Never mind your lack of cricketing prowess but Kashmiris and our country would have been well served if you knew a thing or two about selfless governance. By the way, history is always consistent but perspectives are subjective. Better clean your reading glasses.”
This tweet that drew attention came in reply to Omar Abdullah’s attack, where he called out Gambhir for displaying ‘ignorance’ and being not so aware of the history of Jammu and Kashmir, and then asked him to ‘stick to the stuff’ he knows, referring to IPL.
“Gautam,I never played much cricket because I knew I wasn’t very good at it. You don’t know very much about J&K,it’s history or the role of @jknc_ in shaping that history yet you insist on displaying that ignorance for all to see. Stick to stuff you know about, tweet about the IPL,” he wrote.
Gautam,I never played much cricket because I knew I wasn’t very good at it. You don’t know very much about J&K,it’s history or the role of @jknc_ in shaping that history yet you insist on displaying that ignorance for all to see. Stick to stuff you know about, tweet about the IPL https://t.co/2ZSHJclWkt
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) April 2, 2019
It all started on Monday after the former CM of Jammu and Kashmir called for a ‘separate PM’ over BJP’s claims of overturning Article 370 and 35A.
After which, Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday pressed the point over the issue, where he denounced the NC leader saying that he needs a ‘green Pakistani passport’, furthermore taking a dig, he added, “if the Abdullah scion wants a ‘separate PM’ then he wants to ‘walk on oceans and pigs to fly”
@OmarAbdullah wants a separate PM for J&K & I want to walk on oceans! @OmarAbdullah wants a separate PM for J&K & I want pigs to fly! More than a separate PM @OmarAbdullah needs some sleep followed by a strong coffee! If he still doesn’t understand then a green Pakistani passport
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 2, 2019
While addressing NC workers in Kashmir’s Bandipore, Abdullah’s statement came in reply to the claims of BJP VIPs of overruling Article 370 and 35A from Kashmir to resolve its issue.
He said, “Modi said in an interview that by 2020, we will repeal article 35A. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had threatened us that Article 35a and Article 370 will be removed, but Jammu and Kashmir is not like the other states. Other states became a part of India without any conditions. We made conditions. We did not come for free.”
“To maintain our identity distinct, we entered certain things in the Constitution. We said our identity would be ours, we will have our own law, our own flag. At that time we also had our President and Prime Minister, and we will bring that back,” he added.