New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah on Thursday called on UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi
here and thanked her for the support extended by the Centre to
the NC-Congress coalition government in the state.
Accompanied by host of leaders from the state including
Union minister Farooq Abdullah and state Congress President
Saif-ud-din Soz, the chief minister handed over a book
highlighting achievements of the state in the last three
Omar briefed Gandhi about the various challenges his
government has faced and how a growth story of peace, progress
and prosperity in the state was written, an official
spokesperson said in a release after the meeting.
The chief minister also apprised her about the measures
taken by his government to empower the people of the state and
provide them credible, transparent, effective and people
He said after the successful conduct of the Panchayat
elections, the state government was firm on holding polls in
the urban local bodies before the middle of this year.
Thanking her for the continued support and guidance for
the betterment of the state and the welfare of its people,
Omar assured Gandhi that his government will put all efforts
to realise the "dream of the National Conference-Congress
alliance for a better and vibrant Jammu and Kashmir".
Others present at the meeting were Deputy Chief Minister
Tara Chand and AICC General Secretary for Jammu and Kashmir