Farooq Abdullah takes oath as Member of Parliament in Kashmiri

Farooq Abdullah takes oath as Member of Parliament in Kashmiri

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New Delhi, July 17, CNS: National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah who had won the by-poll from the Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary constituency, defeating his Peoples Democratic Party rival Nazir Ahmed Khan by over 10,000 votes took oath as a member of the Lok Sabha in Kashmiri on Monday.

    He was administered oath by Indian Parliament Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Shortly after taking oath, he was congratulated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others while his son Omar Abdullah took to twitter and congratulated him.

    Abdullah had lost in 2014 to the then PDP candidate Tariq Karra, who later on resigned from the party and joined Congress. (CNS)