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General Elections 2014: Jammu and Kashmir —State Profile

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 15:18
  • 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.
  • First Published: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 17:26
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