Jammu, Jan 5: Omar Abdullah, President of National Conference (NC) party in Jammu Kashmir is all set to become the youngest Chief Minister of the State. He will be sworn in on Monday, Jan 5.
Omar, son of senior NC leader Farooq Abdullah is wildly popular among the youth and his followers. The youth particularly have high expectations from him.
Sources reports that the people of Jammu Kashmir expects to have refreshed and peacful life under their new leader and government. Students of JK believe that Omar can resolve the Kashmir issue and can also bring more jobs to the state, resulting in its development.
However the biggest challenge waiting Omar Abdullah is to bridge all the divides between the people and be a Chief Minister of all the regions of the state. Sources close to the new Chief Minister says that Omar's priority is setting up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission along the lines of South Africa, headed by a retired Supreme Court judge.
During his campaign, he had ushered bringing autonomy to the state, facilitating dialogue between New Delhi and separatists and ensuring equitable development for all regions. He said, "Challenge of healing not only the wounds of seven months agitation but 20 years of militancy, because of my age expectation is much higher. I hope I can deliver."
But the youth in Jammu and Kashmir expect the youngest-ever Chief Minister to deliver and the burden of expectation is very high. So test time starts for Omar from the moment he is sworn in as Chief Minister. We can only hope and wait to see what the new face of democracy in Jammu and Kashmir will deliver to its desperate, militancy hit helpless people.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)