You will be happy if I delete my Twitter account, angry Omar Abdullah tells Mehbooba Mufti in assembly


Jammu and Kashmir assembly saw a heated debate between the chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti and her predecessor, Omar Abdullah over the reported plans to set up a Sainik Colony for ex-servicemen in the state.

Mufti accused the former chief minister and the National Conference leader of spreading rumours on social media particularly on Twitter, where Abdullah has close to 1.5 million followers.

An angry Abdullah replied, “I know you will be happy if I delete my Twitter account.”

Later, Abdullah tweeted saying today’s development in the assembly made him realise how much Mufti hated his tweets.

He tweeted, “This tweet’s dedicated to @mufti_mehbooba who through her ill tempered assembly intervention made me realise how much she hates me tweeting.”

He also accused Mufti of attacking the media.

His next tweet said, “Amazing how she attacked the media as well today. The newspapers must’ve made for uncomfortable reading this morning. Explains the mood!!!”

He, however, made it clear that he had no intention to slow down on social media platform vowing to continue tweeting and “raising public issues through the forum.”

Mufti said that there was no plans by the state government to set up a Sainik Colony.

She said that her government will not allow anybody to “destabilise peace by spreading false and inflammatory reports.”

Jammu and Kashmir is currently being governed by Mufti’s PDP in alliance with the BJP, which favours setting up of Sainik Colony.