The BJP might be counting on Modi wave to see its candidates through in the J&K Assembly polls, but party candidate Lal Singh, a two-time MP and former minister, faces a tough battle in this Congress bastion which goes to poll in the final phase on December 20.
Having lost their source of livelihood to heavy rainfall that lashed Jammu and Kashmir September last, residents of several villages of the district on Tuesday came out to vote with a hope that a new government would take measures to mitigate their problems.
After a record turnout in the first phase, the high-voltage campaigning for the second leg of Assembly elections on December 2 in nine seats in Jammu and as many in Kashmir ended on Sunday, with several high-profile candidates including former separatist Sajad Lone and four state ministers trying their luck at the hustings.
Udhampur: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally on Friday, a multi-tier security has been put in place in Udhampur in view of the terrorist attack that left ten people, including three civilians, dead.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Poonch border district and Udhampur on Friday for Assembly poll campaign, Army on Thursday foiled an infiltration bid along LoC in Rajouri district and arrested a suspected armed militant.
The Election Commission today said it has made provisions for 21 special polling stations in Jammu district to enable Kashmiri migrants to cast their votes in the upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday accused the state government of adopting "non-serious attitude" in providing adequate relief and compensation to flood victims of Saddal village and emphasised on the need for a comprehensive policy for rehabilitation for survivors.
Northern Railway has taken several measures for the people stranded in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, like running special trains from Katra, Udhampur and Jammu to different parts of the country and attaching extra coaches to regular services.