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Farooq Abdullah to recommend Omar for J&K CM's post

The remarks of Farooq Abdullah assume significance in the wake of his statement last night that he would like to be the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, which created confusion.Listen to podcast: 1| 2

india Updated: Dec 29, 2008 18:35 IST

Clearing all confusion, National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah on Monday said that he would recommend to his party that his son Omar Abdullah should be the new Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

"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," he said with Omar by his side.

Now the state should have a younger Chief Minister because there are a lot of things to do, the 72-year-old leader said.

His remarks assume significance in the wake of his statement last night that he would like to be the Chief Minister which created confusion.

38-year-old Omar, on his part, said he will be guided by his father.

Omar further said informal contacts have been established with the Congress and that he would now go to Delhi and talk to Congress leaders in seeking their help to form a government.