New Delhi, June 7: "My father is a better dancer than Sushma Swaraj"—Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted today as the BJP leader's controversial dance at the Rajghat continued to draw comments.
Omar's father, Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and an unconventional politician, is known to break into a jig once in a while at parties. He also sings a song or two in Urdu or Kashmiri.
Omar tweeted today, "having now seen the videos I have no doubt at all that my dad is a better dancer than Sushma Swaraj. Glad dance now acceptable protest." Swaraj, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, broke into an impromptu dance with her party workers during the 24-hour-long Satyagraha at the samadhi of the Father of the Nation in protest against the crackdown on Baba Ramdev.
"What kind of fast is this when the Leader of the Opposition is dancing along with her friends at Gandhi's Samadhi," Congress General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi had said in his reaction yesterday.
Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari had said, "For simple reason at the samadhi of the Father of the Nation, if you are going to dance into jigs, what kind of sanctity of the place you are maintaining." PTI