In a major faux pas, Jammu and Kashmir’s National Conference called Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel “Bhupendra”, while changing the state he governs to Uttarakhand.
The statement was endorsed by NC leader Omar Abdullah, only before realising the mistake and pulling it down.
“The party has taken note of and expresses strong objection to the latest interview given by CM of Uttarakhand Mr Bhupendra Baghel on 20.07.2020 wherein Mr Baghel has maliciously suggested that the release of our Vice President Mr Omar Abdullah from preventive detention was somehow related to Mr Sachin Pilot or the present political situation unraveling in Rajasthan,” read the NC statement, now corrected.
The statement was not just tweeted from the party’s official Twitter handle but Omar Abdullah also endorsed it, saying: “I am fed up of the downright malicious and false allegation that what Sachin Pilot is doing is somehow linked to my or my father’s release from detention earlier this year. Enough is enough. Mr Bhupesh Baghel will be hearing from my lawyers.”
However, after realising the mistake, both Abdullah and NC deleted their comments and posted a fresh statement.