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Drabu's speech cost him dearly: Omar

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Jammu, Mar 12: Soon after Haseeb Drabu was sacked today as the Jammu and Kashmir finance minister, former state chief minister Omar Abdullah said Drabu's speech at an event in New Delhi has cost him "dearly".

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti took a tough action over Drabu's remarks that Kashmir "isn't a political issue", and sacked him from the council of ministers.

"His (Drabu's) PHDCCI (PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry) speech cost him dearly," Omar tweeted.

"Will be interesting to see who replaces him in the Finance Ministry," the National Conference working president added.

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