Omar Abdullah likens Deve Gowda to Musharaff, gets trolled

The former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir said that interviewing Musharaff on Kulbhushan issue was akin to discussing India's development with Deve Gowda

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In his attempt to criticise a channel's talk show, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah ended up offending hundreds of netizens by likening former prime minister Deve Gowda to Pakistan's former ruler General Pervez Musharraf. What followed was massive trolling of Abdullah. His comments were termed 'borderline racist' to 'immature' by those who took offence.

Omar Abdullah

In an attempt to express his thoughts about how 'irrelevant' it was to talk to Musharraf about Kulbhushan Jadhav issue, Abdullah said that it was 'akin to Pakistani channels discussing developments in India with Gowda'. His statements left Twitter users, especially from southern parts of India fuming. While some merely disapproved of his statements, others launched full-fledged verbal attacks on Abdullah.

Political differences aside, BJP leaders from Karnataka criticised Omar Abdullah for his statements. C T Ravi, a BJP MLA took to twitter to slam Abdullah. Reminding Abdullah that Gowda is called the 'son of soil' for a reason, Ravi said that the Abdullah family could never match up to the contribution that Gowda made for the country.

Not just political parties and its members but netizens from all walks of life slammed Abdullah for the comparison he made between Gowda and Musharraf. Abdullah's twitter timeline was flooded with tweets criticising him for reckless statements on a former prime minister.

Many netizens demanded that Abdullah take down the tweet and apologise to the former prime minister of the country.

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