Former J&K assembly speaker and three-time MLA Tara Chand of Congress is the deputy chief minister. Six-time MLA Abdul Rahim Rather has taken oath as minister of state.
Three-time MLA and former JKPCC chief Peerzadas Mohmmad Sayeed, Taj Mohideen, Nawang Rigzin Jora, Shyam Lal Sharma, all Congress, and Ali Mohammad Sagar, Mian Altaf, Surjeet Salathia from NC, will be ministers in the government.
Omar is the state’s youngest chief minister after he was unanimously elected as the leader of the NC Legislature party at its meeting. Omar’s name was proposed by his father and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah and seconded unanimously by the remaining 25 legislators.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi attended Omar’s swearing-in ceremony held at General Zorawar Singh stadium in Jammu University.
“I am confident to deliver in the state and come up to the expectation of the people of the state”, said Omar who got a rapturous welcome on reaching the border state’s winter capital on Sunday.
On the eve of the new government assuming office, PDP pulled out of the ruling Congress-led UPA coalition with the party president Mehmooba Mufti writing a letter to UPA chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
Now that Omer has shown Indians the way being the youngest CM, can we Indians expect Rahul Gandhi to be our next PM or President?