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Published On: Mon, Jul 20th, 2020

Omar Abdullah slams CG CM for implying Pilot helped in release from detention

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omartwiiterNEW DELHI : National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah, on Monday, said that he will initiate a legal action against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel for drawing a link between rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot’s revolt and Omar’s release from detention in Kashmir earlier this year.
“I am fed up of the downright malicious and false allegation that what Sachin Pilot is doing is somehow linked to my or my father’s release from detention earlier this year. Enough is enough. Mr @bhupeshbaghel will be hearing from my lawyers,” the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said in a tweet this evening.Sachin Pilot’s wife Sara Pilot is Omar Abdullah’s sister.
The Chhattisgarh Chief Minister was quick to respond to Omar’s remarks, asking him not to turn the “tragic demise of democracy” in Rajasthan into an “opportune moment”.
“Please do not try to turn this tragic demise of democracy into an opportune moment @OmarAbdullah ji. The ‘allegation’ was only a question asked, and we will keep asking it, as will the country,” he said in response to NC leader’s tweet. Omar hit back at Baghel with another tweet, saying that Congress party is in “mess” because it does not know how to identify its “friends from opponents”.

“You can send your answer to my lawyers. This is what is wrong with the @INCIndia today, you don’t know your friends from your opponents. This is why you people are in the mess you are in. Your “question” was malicious & will not go uncontested,” he tweeted.

In an interview to The Hindu, Bhupesh baghel had stated, “As far as Sachin Pilot is concerned, not that I have been tracking the Rajasthan events so closely, but it does make one curious why Omar Abdullah was released.
He and Mehbooba Muftiji were booked under the same Sections of the law, while she is still languishing, he is out. Is it because Mr. Abdullah is brother-in-law of Sachin Pilot?” The Chhattisgarh CM raised doubt over Omar’s release wondering how PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, who was booked under the same sections, was still under detention.
“The Party unequivocally rejects such malicious, false and politically motivated statements that are used for convenient political posturing. This statement apart from being false and scurrilous is defamatory to the reputation of Mr. Omar Abdullah as well.

It is within the province of public knowledge that the release of Mr. Omar Abdullah happened after judicial intervention was sought from the Supreme Court and the illegal order of detention of Mr. Abdullah was challenged.
Given the indefensible nature of the illegal detention order the same was revoked by the Government during the course of the proceedings before the Supreme Court,” said the release.

“We have taken cognisance of the libelous statement of Mr. Baghel and we are presently in the process of consulting our lawyers and shall be initiating appropriate legal action against the aforesaid statement. A detailed response shall follow thereafter,” it added.
(With Agency Inputs ).








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