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Omar Abdullah asks those aligned with BJP to explain report on purported Defence Ministry note

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Friday said he would like to see how those aligned with the BJP would explain reports that the had protested over the mechanism being adopted by the PMO for the Rafale deal.

He had tagged a document, purportedly of the Defence Ministry, which was published as part of a report by

According to the article, the ministry had raised strong objections to "parallel negotiations" conducted by the (PMO) with the French side.

"I'd like to see how this one is explained by the talking heads aligned to the BJP. @PMOIndia 'weakened the negotiating position of the & the Indian Negotiating Team' as per this note in a MOD file that went up the the Defence Minister," the former chief minister claimed.

The National Conference was an ally of NDA when was the but shifted to UPA-II in 2009.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 13:25 IST