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Jammu & Kashmir Youths upbeat after Omar Abdullah's win

By Bodhisattva Banerji     Dec 31, 2008 in Politics
After Omar Abdullah's historic win in Jammu & Kashmir's last concluded election, the youths of the state are in a real high and much enthused state of mind.
Election 2008 in Jammu & Kashmir, India's northernmost state, has played an important role in bridging the gap between politicians and the common man in street. Amidst the constant threats from separatists as well as the militants, the common man had come out in large numbers and voted for their choices. For the first time in Indian history the state has experienced as high a voter turnout as nearly fifty-five percent. The separatists, as a result has followed a strict silence soon after election process neared to the end.
As election result was declared, Mr. Omar Abdullah led National Conference emerged out as the wining party. Soon after though, National Conference chose him as future Chief Minister of the state.
However in another important development it has been noticed that the youths of the state have taken a special boost from this event of Omar Abdullah's election-win. Hundreds and thousands of supporters of National Conference came out in street shouting slogans in the name of Omar. While talking to some of the supporters, a confident and enthusiastic tone was heard. For the youths who took part in those rallies the message hidden in the wining of Omar was that of a new hope amidst all the problems that the state continues facing.
On the other hand, PDP the defeated party, sounded confident in its' strategy of offering a serious opposition to the ensuing parliamentary session.
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