As BJP is tipped to secure a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha elections according to all the exit polls, in J&K they are predicted to win at least three out of the total six seats in the state. The National Conference and Congress who have forged a friendly alliance in the state are likely to win the rest of the three states. Interestingly, Former Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti whose party Peoples Democratic Party was in coalition with BJP last time is not likely to win any seat this time around.
There are six Lok Sabha seats in the state - Baramulla, Srinagar, Anantnag, Ladakh, Udhampaur and Jammu. Some of the prominent candidates who are in the fray include former Chief Ministers, Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, union minister, Jitendra Singh. Ladakh, Udhampur and Jammu Lok Sabha seats witnessed a good voter turnout of 72.49, 70.20 and 71.8 per cent respectively whereas Srinagar, Baramulla and Anantnag witnessed a turnout of 14.08, 34.2 and 8.8 per cent, respectively.
NC wins three seats from Kashmir
2019-05-23 3.39 (IST)
J&K National Conference has won from all the three seats, Srinagar, Baramulla and Anantnag constituencies of Kashmir region. Former Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah, J&K Legislative Assembly speaker, Akbar lone and party leader, Hasnain Masoodi have been declared as the winners from the three seats. BJP is close to winning the remaing three seats of Jammu, Ladakh and Udhampur constituencies respectively.
BREAKING: Farooq Abdullah wins Srinagar constituency
Former J&K Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah has won the prestigious Srinagar constituency by a margin of more than 60,000 votes. His closes rival was Aga Syed Mohsin of PDP.
Stellar performance by PM Modi, Amit Shah , says Omar Abdullah
2019-05-23 12.38 (IST)
With his party, National Conference leading in three consituencies from the state, former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah congratulated PM Modi and BJP President, Amit Shah for a record breaking victory in the Lok Sabha polls.
"So the exit polls were correct. All that's left is to congratulate the BJP & NDA for a stellar performance. Credit where credit is due PM Modi Sahib & Mr Amit Shah put together a winning alliance & a very professional campaign. Bring on the next five years," he tweeted.
National Conference, BJP leading in 3 seats each
2019-05-23 12.24 (IST)
The Bharatiya Janata Party and the National Conference are leading in three seats each out of the total six constituencies in the state. Udhampur and Jammu constituencies seemed to have voted heavily in favour of BJP. In Ladakh, BJP candidate, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal is leading with a margin of 1,913 votes, NC is leading from Anantnag, Baramulla and Srinagar constituencies respectively.
Former J&K Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti all set to lose Anantnag constituency?
.2019-05-23 11.20 (IST)
Former J&K Chief Minister may lose Anantnag constituency as she is trailing behind the J&K National Conference candidate, Hasnain Masoodi (13490 votes) and Ghulam Ahmad Mir of Congress (13021 votes), with just 9,557 votes. Anantnag constituency of South Kashmir is considered a bastion of PDP from where its founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Mehbooba both have been elected as MPs.
BJP leading in 2, NC and Congress 1 seat
2019-05-23 10.36 (IST)
BJP's candidates, Jitendra Singh and Jugal Kishore are leading in Udhampur and Jammu constituencies with a margin of 86238 and 43760 respectively. Former J&K Chief Minister, farooq Abdullah is leading in Srinagar whereas the J&K Congress President, Ghulam Ahmad Mir is leading from the volatile Anantnag constituency which was traditionally a PDP bastion
BJP's Jugal Kishore leads in Jammu;
2019-05-23 9.52 (IST)
Bharatiya Janata Party's Jugal Kishore has maintained a formidable lead of 18,567 votes way ahead than Congress's Raman Bhalla in Jammu constituency where PM Modi has a stronghold.
Union Minister, Jitendra Singh leads in Udhampur
2019-05-23 9.16 (IST)
Union Minister, Jitendra Singh leads in Udhampur
Union Minister of State for Home, Jitendra Singh was leading from Udhampur constituency by a margin of more than 7000 votes, as per early trends. Vikramaditya Singh from Congress is the trailing candidate.
Engineer Rashid is leading in Baramulla
Firebrand Independent candidate, Engineer Rashid leading in Baramulla
Independent candidate Engineer Rashid who is known for his separatist views is leading from Baramulla constituency whereas former J&K Legislative Assembly speaker, Akbar Lone is trailing, according to the ECI website
Union Minister, Home, Jitendra Singh pushes away cameraman in Udhampur
Jitendra Singh enters into a scuffle with the camerapersons
Union Home Minister, Jitendra Singh and his party workers from the BJP were caught pushing camerapersons in the Udhampur constituency from where he is contesting. The video went viral on the social media, Jitendra Singh is pitted against Vikramaditya Singh of the Congress. Watch the video here
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Former J&K Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah leading in Srinagar
2019-05-23 8.34 (IST)
Farooq Abdullah of National Conference leading in Srinagar
Former Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah is leading in the prestigious Srinagar constituency which witnessed a turnout of 14.08 percent. Khalid Jehangir of BJP and Agha Syed of PDP are the other candidates in the fray.