Omar Abdullah set to be next J&K CM

Omar Abdullah set to be next J&K CM

New Delhi: National Conference chief Omar Abdullah will be the next Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir heading a coalition government with Congress party.

This was decided after Omar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Tuesday afternoon.

Emerging from the meeting, 38-year-old Omar said, “It has been decided that I will lead the coalition government in the state of which Congress will be a part of."

Omar, who will be the state’s youngest chief minister, said, “Other nitty gritty of the alliance will be worked out in due course of time."

Congress and NC were part of an alliance in J&K in 1987.