Srinagar: Kashmiri political leaders troll Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal after the Centre reportedly decided to amend GNCTD Act 1991 to give sweeping powers to Lieutenant Governor in a bid to further undermine the elected government of national capital.
Leading the charge is former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah. “When they came for us on 5th Aug 2019, AAP happily supported the BJP in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Let’s see AAP support this piece of legislation now!” tweeted Omar.
Omar’s close aide and National Conference leader Tanvir Sadiq took the debate to a new level by referring Delhi chief minister as chief mayor. “CM = Chief Mayor?” he tweeted.
Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Lone too hit out at the AAP chief minister for supporting BJP in abrogating Article 370 and downgrading state into two union territories. “Mr. Kejriwal to be disempowered. What u supported me Kejriwal was people-less J&K. Now u will hopefully be an ornamental piece of a decorative item in the Delhi government. The same way u supported people of J and K to b ornamental pieces,” he tweeted.
Sajad also dug out an old tweet of Kejriwal supporting BJP in parliament. “We support the government on its decisions on J&K. We hope this will bring peace and development in the state”, Kejriwal had tweeted on August 5, 2019, when parliament stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status.
National Conference spokesman Imran Nabi Dar said what goes around comes around. “Although I would never support disempowerment of an elected government, in this case, I will make an exception,” he said.
Even netizens vent their anger against AAP for helping BJP to abrogate Article 370. “Karma is a bitch! Now I fear 5 August happening in Delhi!” tweeted Raqif Makhdoomi.
Another Twitter user asked NC MPs to support the bill in the parliament and payback AAP in the same coin. “Farooq Sahab should support this Bill in the Lok Sabha to pay the AAP back in the same coin. That’s now maximum the smaller parties can do to look and sound good in Delhi,” tweeted Zafar Choudhary.