IPL 2012 opening ceremony was 'tacky':  Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah made the comments on his twitter account which is followed by more than one hundred thousand people Getty Images

Srinagar: Apr 4, 2012

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah seems to be unhappy with the opening ceremony of IPL5 saying the inaugural couldn’t have been more “tacky”.

Omar posted on twitter: “Could the IPL opening be any more tacky?”

When Indian cricket board official and Congress politician Rajeev Shukla praised the inaugural, Omar countered him.

“Can’t believe Rajeev Shukla said ‘If the beginning is like this’ you can understand how the tournament will go’. God, I hope he’s wrong”, Omar said in another tweet.

Despite his busy schedule, the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister finds time to post comments on his twitter site where he is now followed by more than one hundred thousand people.

This is regarded as a huge following for anybody using the twitter site for expressing views. The official site of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has just 79,000 followers.

Following Omar on the micro blog often comes handy for journalists as at times the chief minister gives first hand account of major developments or decisions taken by him.

Omar last year landed himself in a controversy of sorts when he said on twitter that a resolution like the one passed by the Tamil Naidu assembly seeking clemency for Rajiv Gandhi’s killers would have brought down the skies had a similar resolution been passed by the Jammu and Kashmir assembly seeking clemency for the parliament attack convict, Afzal Guru. (IANS)