The ruling National Conference's traditional bastion Ganderbal is set for a triangular fight with PDP, NC and an Independent contesting the polls after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah decided not to contest from the constituency which goes to polls on November 25.
Opposition PDP on Thursday said the Centre should take on board all stakeholders as part of a politically-inclusive and development-intensive agenda for the state and take measures to address both the internal and external dimensions of the Kashmir issue.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday asked the opposition PDP to explain its sudden and complete abandonment of the party's 'Self-Rule' document and slogans like dual currency in the state.
The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday accused Omar Abdullah-led NC government of losing the regional character and being reduced to a "mere tool of fragmentation of votes" in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
People's Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said having unceremoniously dumped his AFSPA revocation demand, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was now trying to blame everybody except himself for his countless "failures" and "follies".
The Peoples' Democratic Party, if voted to power, will make Jammu and Kashmir a bridge between India and Pakistan by opening Kargil-Skardu road and starting a bus service on it, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said on Saturday.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today accused both his coalition partner Congress and opposition Peoples' Democratic Party of not supporting him in his endeavour to get controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act revoked.
Clashes broke out between supporters of ruling National Conference and Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday during filing of nominations by their candidates at Kulgam district election office in south Kashmir, police said.
They had ruled the campaigns in Jammu and Kashmir during polls in 2008 and again this year during parliamentary elections, but as the state heads once more to the hustings, the slogans of discontent and dissent of the earlier political contests have been overshadowed by calls for development.
Campaigning for the first phase of the five-phased Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir is in full swing as the top leaders of various political parties are criss-crossing 15 constituencies which will go to polls later this month.
A total of 123 candidates, including seven ministers of Congress-NC coalition, eight former ministers and legislators are in fray for the Jammu and Kashmir's first phase of elections scheduled later this month.