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Omar Abdullah completes 20 years as a public representative

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Former completed 20 years as a today on a day when he also celebrated his 48th birthday.

"10th March, 1998 I was elected to the for the 1st time. Today I complete 20 uninterrupted years as a Wins & loses, good days & bad its been an honour & a privilege to serve," Omar wrote on

The former was elected to the constituency in 1998 and won the seat again in 1999 and 2005.

Though he tried his luck in Assembly elections for the first time in 2002 from the constituency in central Kashmir, Omar lost the polls.

He again contested from in 2008, won the seat and went on to become the of the state.

Currently, Omar, the of National Conference, represents the constituency of central Kashmir's district.

Several of Omar's colleagues and politicians congratulated him on completing two decades as a as well on his 48th birthday.

Rahul Gandhi, Chief Minister and were among those who greeted Omar.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 23:50 IST