Omar Abdullah Threatens to Sue Chattisgarh CM for Linking His Release to Pilot’s Revolt

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Omar ABdullah

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NEW DELHI – National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah has taken affront to the comments made by Chattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel linking his release from the jail to the rebellion of former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Schin Pilot against the Congress government in Rajasthan.

Abdullah and his party have threatened to take legal action against Baghel.

“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,” tweeted Abdullah sharing the image of his party’s official statement. He also tagged former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.

Reacting to his tweet, Baghel hit back, saying “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”.

Abdullah shot back, saying that his question was malicious and would not go uncontested.

“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,” Abdullah said in his reply.

In an interview to The Hindu, Baghel had said, “And 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?”

In an official statement, the NC rejected the allegation by calling it “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 NC.

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