War of words between Omar Abdullah, Prakash Javadekar over Jammu getting an IIM

| Friday, October 14, 2016 - 13:27
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War of words between Omar Abdullah, Prakash Javadekar over Jammu getting an IIM

New Delhi: A war of words ensued between Jammu and Kashmir former chief minister Omar Abdullah and Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday on Twitter over the Centre’s decision to allot Indian Institute of Management (IIM) centre to Jammu.

Abdullah took to twitter on Thursday to express his views. He wrote: “Jammu gets the IIT & gets the IIM also. Where have all those voices that called for balanced regional development in J&K disappeared?”

“When Kashmir was awarded an AIIMS Jammu agitated, successfully, for its right to be granted one as well. Why this partisanship now?” he further added.

The former chief minister accused the BJP-PDP of playing partisan politics over the setting up of IIM in the state.

“This is just blatant partisan politics of the kind we have come to expect from the BJPDP. No wonder so much of the state is restive today,” he said.

The HRD minister hit back at Abdullah saying the minister was politicising the education.

“Better not to politicise education @abdullah_omar. You know there will be off campus of #IIM in Kashmir Valley” tweeted Javadekar.

Attacking Omar, Javadekar said the NC leader should have helped streamlining the PM scholarship which was mismanaged through 2011-2014.

In another tweet, Javadekar wrote, “U know @abdullah_omar Centre has sanctioned Rs100cr for NIT Srinagar modernisation. U should help academic session begins sooner there. Centre has granted Rs 50 cr for 7 Girls hostels in J&K of which 3 will be in the Kashmir Valley. ”

Abdullah, who is very active on Twitter responded quickly to Javadekar. He wrote: "Thank you for your tweets but none of them address the inherent imbalance of your decision regarding IIT and IIM.

Sir, according to you the whole country was mismanaged from 1947 to 2014 and you are too senior to me in age for me to argue with you.”


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