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SRINAGAR:NC president Farooq Abdullah has won Srinagar parliamentary seat, Akbar Lone was declared victorious from Baramulla and Hasnain Masoodi from Anantnag.

This will be the fourth win in a Lok Sabha election for Farooq, who has so far lost an election only once in his 42-year political career since his debut in 1980.

Abdullah was first elected as a member of Lok Sabha in 1980.

However, he returned to state politics in the wake of failing health of his father and National Conference leader Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah in 1981.

He succeeded as chief minister of the state in September 1982 following his father’s death.

Abdullah won in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls but lost to PDP candidate Tariq Hamid Karra in the 2014 elections.

However, he won the 2017 by-polls to the Lok Sabha after Karra resigned from the PDP as well the Lok Sabha in 2016.GK