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Omar, Mehbooba maintain Twitter niceties in poll time

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

He condemned the attack on her convoy and she did the same when a of his party was targeted with a grenade a day later. Former chief ministers and may be arch political rivals but make sure to maintain civility when the other's party is attacked.

Soon after a grenade attack outside the residence of National Conference (NC) in Tral, Pulwama, on Tuesday, Mehbooba took to to express her concern.

NC's was campaigning in the area and is believed to be the target of the attack.

"Very sorry to hear about the grenade attack on NC's candidate Justice Relieved to know that he is safe and no casualty or damage was reported. May Allah protect everyone," Mehbooba, who is contesting against Masoodi in the parliamentary constituency, tweeted.

Abdullah was quick to respond.

"Thank you for your concern. Allah was kind. Thankfully, the programme had concluded and Masoodi sahib and others were at a nearby house," the NC replied.

A day earlier, Abdullah condemned the attack on Mehbooba's convoy in Khirram area of district.

"Most unfortunate. We condemn this attack and wish speedy recovery to her injured SSG security person," he said on

In November last year, soon after dissolved the Assembly, PDP along with the NC and the staked claim to form government in the state.

"In my twenty-six-year-old career as a politician, I thought I had seen it all! But like they say never say never! Nevertheless, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to @OmarAbdullah and @Ambikasoni4 ji for helping us achieve the seemingly impossible," Mehbooba tweeted soon after dissolution of the state Assembly on November 21.

The responded in the same spirit.

"And I never thought I'd be retweeting anything you said while agreeing with you. truly is a strange world. Good luck for the battle ahead. Once again the wisdom of people will prevail," Abdullah said.

However, when it comes to political issues, the two Kashmiri leaders continue to be fiercely competitive.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 19:20 IST