The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not fielded any candidate from Sopore constituency in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The party had earlier called Sopore a ‘winning seat’.
Most of the major political parties have ended their high-profile campaigning for the first phase of assembly elections, due to begin on November 25
Minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office, Jitendra Singh on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party is the only viable democratic option for self-respecting people, particularly in a state like Jammu and Kashmir.
Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed visited Doda in the Chenab valley region where he held a public meeting and sought votes for the party.
Chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday castigated People's Democratic Party (PDP) for its "deceitful politics and opportunist tactics" to mislead people for grabbing power in the state.
Stressing on a meaningful dialogue between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants, Awami Mutahida Mahaz on Friday released its election manifesto, ahead of the assembly polls in the state.
The three militants killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of Pulwama district of Kashmir have been identified as Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) cadres, police said on Friday.
A grenade was lobbed by a youth on Friday at an election rally being addressed by a PDP candidate in Noorabad Assembly seat of south Kashmir's Kulgam district.
Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Thursday peddled soft-separatism by raking up the Kashmir issue and seeking involvement of separatists in the dialogue process.
Jammu’s Muslim majority constituency Kishtwar, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick off the BJP’s election campaign on Saturday for the state polls, could see communal polarisation, say analysts.
Security has been beefed up in Udhampur and Reasi districts of Jammu province for the upcoming assembly elections.
Lambasting the BJP over the issue of refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), senior Congress leader and public health engineering minister, Sham Lal Sharma on Thursday said the new government at the centre was trying to "sabotage their emotions".
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday criticised the BJP for what he said was the party's "doublespeak" on the issue of Article 370.
Hardline Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday called for a complete shutdown on November 25, the day polling will start for the first phase in Jammu and Kashmir
Prominent separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has appealed to non-Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir to join their Muslim brethren in boycotting the forthcoming Assembly elections.