Pinocchio, smiley as Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti trade barbs on RS deputy chairman polls

By: PTI | Srinagar |
Published: August 7, 2018 10:11:56 pm

Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti (Express Photo by Amit Mehra/File) 

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday took on each other with words — and emojis — to trade barbs on the issue of elections for the deputy chairperson of the Rajya Sabha. Twitter was the battlefield and humour a weapon as Abdullah accused Mehbooba of bargaining with both the Congress-led UPA as well as the BJP-led NDA for her two Rajya Sabha seats ahead of the elections on August 9, while his successor retorted that he was fabricating stories.

Before PDP announced its decision of abstaining from voting, Abdullah tweeted, “@MehboobaMufti has told the Congress she will support the UPA candidate for #RajyaSabha Vice Chairman. She’s also…

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