Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah
The Jammu and Kashmir has been under President’s rule since December last year and elections in the restive state have not been held for long now. The state casted its votes in 5 phases i.e. 11, 18, 23, 29, May 6. The key leaders fighting these polls were Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah (NC), Mehbooba Mufti (PDP), Ghulam Nabi Azad (Congress) Sajjad Lone (People’s Conference), Jitendra Singh (BJP). Key issues: Article 35A, restoration of autonomy self-rule, rights to west Pakistan Refugees, the return of power projects.
Voting for the marathon seven-phase national elections to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha was ended at 5.40 pm today. The election process was spread over a staggering 71 days and 7 phases.
Here are the highlights of exit poll:
According to the NEWS NATION EXIT POLL:
Jammu and Kashmir: Total Lok Sabha seats: 6
BJP to get 33 per cent of vote share
Congress may secure 28 per cent of vote share
National Conference likely to get 14 per cent of vote share
Peoples Democratic Party to get 11 per cent vote share
18.33 pm: Date of voting: April 11, 18, 23, 29, May 6
Date of counting: May 23
Ruling party/coalition in the state: Presidential rule
Number of Lok Sabha seats in the state: Six
18.24 pm: Jammu and Kashmir has been under President’s rule since December last year and elections in the restive state have not been held for long now.