Srinagar, Dec 29: Farooq Abdullah, the National Conference (NC) chief on Monday, Dec 29 cleared off all speculation regarding the chief ministership in Jammu Kashmir. He said that he would recommend to NC that his son Omar Abdullah should be the new Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister.
Farooq said, "the time has now come. I will recommend to the party that it should consider Omar Abdullah for the Chief Minister's post. I thought over the issue during the night." The 72 year old veteran politician said that the state now need a young Chief Minister as there are a lot of things to be done for the state.
His remarks assume significance in the wake of his statement on
Monday night that he would like to be the Chief Minister which
created confusion. Meanwhile Omar Abdullah said that
he will be guided by his father. Omar said that informal negotiations have been started with the Congress regarding the government formation. Also he would go to Delhi soon and
talk with senoir Congress leaders regarding the issue.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)