Omar peeved over railway function

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took exception to exclusion of the legislator of his National Conference from at a train inauguration function in Anantnag district.

In his sharp criticism of the move to ignore his party member, Abdullah tweeted: “What a shame that the office bearer of a political party is a ‘guest of honour’ but the local MLA isn’t included.” NC legislator from Homshalibugh constituency, Abdul Majeed Larmi, was reportedly not invited to a function in Anantnag where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated two new trains between Baramulla town in the Kashmir Valley and Banihal town in the Jammu region.

In another tweet, Abdullah said: “I remember Mufti Sahib (late chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed) being given a seat on the dais with (then prime minister) Dr. Manmohan Singh and (Congress chief) Mrs. (Sonia) Gandhi during my term even though it wasn’t his area.” The additional trains inaugurated on Thursday would stop at only 10 stations between the two destinations in contrast to other trains moving between Baramulla and Banihal those stop at 17 stations.

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