Watch video: Farooq Abdullah 'disrespects' national anthem; talks on phone

Kolkata: A video of Jammu and Kashmir's former chief minister Farooq Abdullah has emerged him talking on the phone while the national anthem was being played.

The incident happened on Friday at the oath-taking ceremony of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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In the nearly-one minute video, Abdullah is seen with the phone clutched to his ear and speaking while the national anthem is on, in sharp contrast to a solemn Banerjee and her elected ministers standing at attention.

The National Conference chief is seen standing next to former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad.

Some were mouthing the anthem lyrics while others like Firhad Hakim, who was sworn-in as minister, had their palm on their heart in respect.

Netizens slammed the veteran leader. Here are some of the tweets.

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