Liar to LOL! Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah Trade Barbs Using Emojis on Twitter
Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah Trade Barbs Using Emojis on Twitter (Photo Credits: File Photos)

Jammu, August 7: The two former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir- Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday took a jibe at each other on micro-blogging site Twitter with the help of emojis. Both the leaders traded barbs on the issue of elections for the deputy chairperson of the Rajya Sabha, which is scheduled to be held on August 9.

In his tweets, Abdullah accused Mehbooba of bargaining with both the Congress and BJP for her two Rajya Sabha seats ahead of the elections on August 9.  Abdullah tweeted, “@MehboobaMufti has told the Congress she will support the UPA candidate for #RajyaSabha Vice Chairman. She’s also told the BJP she will support the NDA candidate. How does that work exactly?”

Take a look at the tweets:

In her response to Abdullah's tweet, Mufti retorted that he was fabricating stories and replied with a Pinocchio emoji, complete with a long nose, to depict a lying face. Mufti further tweeted saying, “Usually fake news and falsehoods are peddled by dubious news channels. But it’s baffling when a politician like @OmarAbdullah fabricates stories based on pure fiction. Such dangerous propaganda is detrimental to the truth and an attempt to mislead people.”

To this, Abdullah responded to the emoji saying, "Hats off to whoever operates your account for you". In his reply to Mehbooba’s claim about fake news, Abdullah said, “Fake news you would have ignored as I always do with your pronouncements. What I said has clearly pinched somewhere!”

Mehbooba resigned this year in June after BJP pulled out of the alliance government, making her leave the Chief Minister post, her sense of humour and smart response on Twitter certainly invited some accolades.