NC-Congress government will succeed in Kashmir: Karan Singh

January 5th, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyJammu, Jan 5 (IANS) As the new National Conference-Congress government was sworn in Jammu and Kashmir Monday, MP Karan Singh hoped that the coalition rule will develop the economy of the state.A 10-member ministerial council led by Omar Abdullah, 38, was administered the oath at a simple ceremony here.

“There are many issues that Omar and his government have to deal with, but I am sure and I have no doubt about it that if both the National Conference and the Congress work together, they can deliver on all fronts, whether development, economic, social or any other,” said Karan Singh, a senior Congress leader.

Others, including opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, also hoped that the new government will ensure equal development of all three regions - Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh - of the state.

“It is good the state has such a young leader in Omar, but he has to prove himself by taking all the three regions, Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, along with him and address the issues of discrimination,” said BJP leader Rajesh Gupta.

President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jammu, Ram Sahai said: “This is the best team that we can have… under the young, dynamic Omar Abdullah. He knows that development has to be achieved through progress of the private sector.”

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