Omar plans book on speech
Overwhelmed by the responses, Omar plans to pen down the sequence of events in the run up to his captivating speech in a book.india Updated: Jul 29, 2008 00:17 IST
His impassioned and impromptu 12-minute speech during the trust vote debate in Parliament on July 22 has won him accolades, but National Conference president Omar Abdullah is sad over the reaction to the address in his home state’s Jammu region.
Overwhelmed by the responses, Omar plans to pen down the sequence of events in the run up to his captivating speech in a book. “I was going to narrate the incidents that led to my speech, but I guess I will save them for my book if I ever get down to writing one,” he wrote on his blog.
Regarding the protests in Jammu over his speech, Omar said: “...the sad, but somewhat predictable, reaction to my speech in Jammu has been a source of much anguish for me”.
The blog has become quite popular, particularly among the youth, after his speech which also got about 11,000 hits in a single day on Youtube.
Commenting on his blog, Raghavramaiah from Bangalore wrote: “What a speech sir. Ultimate! I was completely flattered seeing the way you spoke. I am your fan now. I am proud to say India has some great politicians like you. Hope to see more of you in future.”