Srinagar, Dec 4: J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has clarified that he has never called those who attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally as 'Bastards'.
He said he has been misquoted by some newspapers and that he has never used such language in any of his speech or media address.
"Let me state UNEQUIVOCALLY that I never said or even implied that those who attend Modi rallies are bastards. The Mumbai Mirror is wrong," tweeted Omar on Friday.
"Omar Abdullah clarifies his comment"
Earlier, Omar has been quoted as saying, "Those who attend Modi's rally are bastards. In Kashmir, we have seen that people don't want to get that stain of illegitimacy by casting votes for BJP. It is good that Kashmiris have seen the real face of BJP," in a Mid-Day report.
J&K CM who addressed a rally on Thursday had criticised comments made by MoS Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. He said that no Kashmiri will vote for BJP and would not accept to be referred as bastards.
Omar Abdullah also said the BJP's real face has been exposed by the comments of Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and its "mask" has slipped.
"It is a good thing that Kashmiris have seen the real face of the BJP. Sometimes they come (here) wearing masks but these masks keep on slipping."
Omar said he was not worried about the comments made by the Union Minister but it is important that people understand what BJP is all about.
Jyoti stoked a controversy on December 2 by allegedly making communal remarks and using an expletive in an election rally in Delhi.
Let me state UNEQUIVOCALLY that I never said or even implied that those who attend Modi rallies are bastards. The Mumbai Mirror is wrong.— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) December 5, 2014
I've never minced my words. I've never shied away from admitting a mistake/apologising either but I refuse to be judged by a misquote 3/3— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) December 5, 2014