The northern most state in India, Jammu and Kashmir is possibly one of India`s most politically disputed states that has been the bone of discontent between India and Pakistan ever since India attained independence.
The state has 6 Lok Sabha constituencies.
The National Conference Party (JKNC) has dominated electoral politics in Indian-administered Kashmir for decades. The party supports autonomy for Kashmir within the scope of the Indian constitution. The NCP is in alliance with INC in the state.
Other major parties that are active in the state are Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Jammu Kashmir People`s Democratic Party, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party and the BJP.
In 2009 General Elections, JKNC won 3 seats while INC won 2 seats. One seat was won by an independent candidate.
In 2008, out of 87 Assembly seats in the state, JKNC won 28 seats, JKPDP won 21 seats, INC won 17 seats, BJP won 11 seats and JKNPP won 3 seats. The rest 7 seats went to others.
Omar Abdullah is the present Chief Minister of the state.
2014 General Elections in the state are scheduled to be held on April 10, April 17, April 24, April 30 and May 07.