Jammu: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today criticised BJP leader Ram Madhav who in a tweet suggested that he had tied up with rival Mehbooba Mufti to form a government on "instructions from across the border". 

Madhav alleged that Abdullah's National Conference and Mehbooba Mufti's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had come together to stake claim to power last evening on instructions from Pakistan. 
The BJP leader was justifying Governor Satya Pal Malik's decision to dissolve the Jammu and Kashmir assembly after two alliances staked claim to form government.

"PDP and NC boycotted local body polls last month because they had instructions from across the border. Probably they had fresh instructions from across the border to come together and form the government. What they did prompted the governor to look into the whole issue," Madhav told news agency ANI.


Replying to Madhav, Abdullah asked the BJP leader to prove his allegation, saying agencies like the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), National Investigation Agency and Intelligence Bureau were at his disposal.

To which, Madhav said: “he wasn't questioning Mr Abdullah's patriotism and didn't mean to offend him”.

Talking about the alliance, Abdullah said National Conference, Congress, PDP have come together in a  “bid to clean up the mess, striking a balance and ending uncertainty in J&K." “The aim was to protect the special status of J&K, as Article 35A was coming up for hearing before the Supreme Court in January. We wanted a defence of the Article and would have dissolved the Assembly to pave for fresh elections,” Abdullah said.

(With agency inputs)