Omar Abdullah
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"Omar Abdullah" is an Indian politician and the scion of one of the state's most prominent political families, the Political families of India#Jammu and Kashmir/Abdullah family, who became the 11th and the youngest Chief Minister of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, after forming a government in coalition with the Indian National Congress/Congress party, on 5 January 2009.

He was a member of 14th Lok Sabha, representing Srinagar constituency of Jammu and Kashmir, India. He was a Union Indian Foreign Minister#Minister of State, External Affairs/Minister of State for External affairs in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's National Democratic Alliance (India)/NDA government, from 23 July 2001 to 23 December 2002. He resigned from National Democratic Alliance (India)/NDA government in October 2002 to concentrate on party work.

Omar joined politics in 1998, as a Lok Sabha member, a feat he repeated in subsequent three elections and also remained a Union minister; he took on the mantle of National Conference from his father in 2002, though he lost his own seat of Ganderbal during the 2002 state assembly elections, and so did his party, the political mandate; four years later, he contested once again from the same seat and won in the 2008 Kashmir Elections.

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Let them repeat what they have already told the prime minister in earlier meetings but they must show their presence.

Our only aim is to see the state out of the current painful and precarious situation.

There has been a setback and the problem is not between us and New Delhi. It is between the separatists and New Delhi and has to be addressed collectively by New Delhi and the separatists.

The necessary groundwork to make the roundtable a success has not been done. However, I will attend to put forth my party's view before the prime minister.

I am not surprised. Indian and Pakistani leaders should try to fill up the form and see how difficult it is to go and meet dear ones.

All the efforts to bring peace and normalcy in the state are futile until and unless all those were involved in the talks who have been being making sacrificing for the cause.

This is the first time the prime minister has tried to seek the opinion of all leaders from Kashmir. The solution may not be found here, but this is a start.