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Jammu and Kashmir: Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti 'fight it out' at Srinagar's Hari Niwas Palace

File photo of the PDP's Mehbooba Mufti and the NC's Omar Abdullah. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Srinagar Aug 12, 2019, 04.27 PM (IST)

Scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, instead of bringing two former chief ministers together on one platform, led to more bitterness between the two.

According to reports, Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah had an argument over the present state of Jammu and Kashmir at Hari Niwas Palace in Srinagar, where the two former chief ministers have been put under preventive custody after the abolishment of Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Reports said that Omar and Mehbooba blamed each other for bringing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to the valley.

Omar hit out at her for forming government in J&K between 2015-2018 with BJP as the alliance partner whereas Mehbooba slammed Omar, saying that his father Farooq Abdullah had an alliance with Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

Following the nasty argument, Omar was shifted out to a hut, managed by the forest department, in Chesmashahi.

Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference deputy chief Omar Abdullah were taken under preventive arrest last week abolished Article 370 and moved a separate bill to bifurcate the state into two separate union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

The Centre has deployed a huge contingent of central forces in the Valley anticipating violence after scrapping Article 370.

Meanwhile, NSA Ajit Doval is also present in Jammu and Kashmir to take a review of the situation on the ground.

(With inputs from agencies)