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Omar Abdullah to go Kalam way on internet

india Updated: Jan 05, 2009 17:18 IST

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Jammu and Kashmir's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hopes to take a leaf out of former President APJ Abdul Kalam's people-friendly approach by personally eplying to e-mails sent by citizens having any grievances.

The internet savvy 38-year-old National Conference resident said he will put a system in place so that the
general public could directly send him e-mails.

"I will be asking my technical team to create a system hereby the general public would be ready to e-mail me their rievances directly," Abdullah told PTI.

Abdullah is among a growing set of young Indian oliticians who are active on the world wide web with social
networking profiles and online portfolios used to connect mainly to the youths.

For the majority of people in Jammu and Kashmir without any access to the internet, Abdullah said he would make sure "they can write to me directly or meet me."

There willalso be a mechanism under which "the pending files of people move in a timely manner."

Omar's display of oratorial skills on July 22 during the Congress' trust vote in Parliament won him a huge fan
following on the video sharing portal YouTube.

He also wrote weblogs and has a profile in one of the popular social networking sites.

Kalam, during his tenure as the country's President, was known for personally replying to e-mails send to him by citizens, a large section of whom were school going students.