The 44-year-old Chief Minister tweeted ahead of declaration of results by the Election Commission, "Congratulations to Ashraf Mir (PDP) for his victory in Sonwar. I wish him & the people all good luck for the next 6 years. He's now my local MLA."

Omar was trailing in Beerwah seat by 131 votes.

The National Conference leader began his debut in the state politics with a defeat from Ganderbal Assembly seat in 2002.

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