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HindustanTimes Sun,24 Aug 2014

Live: Farooq Abdullah loses family bastion to PDP's Tariq Hameed Karra

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, May 16, 2014
First Published: 07:54 IST(16/5/2014) | Last Updated: 20:53 IST(16/5/2014)

Farooq Abdullah loses family bastion to PDP's Tariq Hameed Karra

BJP's Jugal Kishore Sharma wins Jammu Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 2.26 lakh votes

PDP’s Muzaffar Beigh wins Baramulla seat by a margin of 29,900 votes.

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PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti wins from Anantnag constituency.

1.58pm: Ghulam Nabi Azad loses Udhampur seat to BJP’s Jatinder Singh by about 60,000 votes

PDP leads with 20,000 in Baramulla.

Mehbooba Mufti leads with 44,000 votes from Anantnag.

Ghulam Nabi Azad trailing by 22,188 votes from Udhampur-Doda seat by 22,188.

BJP also leading from Jammu by over one lakh votes.

Kargil's Ghulam Raza, an independent, leading with 25496

Syed Mohd Kazim, another independent bagged 25172

Thupstan Chhewang of the Bharatiya Janata Party 24268

Tsering Samphel of the Indian National Congress 21051

Srinagar: Farooq Abdullah trails by 15000 votes against Tariq Hameed Karra

Anantnag: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti leads by 30,000

Ladakh: Independent candidate Ghulam Raza leading

Anantnag
: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti leading with around 21,000 votes against National Conference's Mehboob Beg. Mehbooba Beg bagged 56,750 while Mehbooba  81,098

Srinagar: Farooq trailing by 11,000 votes for Srinagar seat. Of around 70,000 votes counted, PDP leads with around 7,000 giving an edge to PDP's Tariq Hamid Karra over National Conference stalwart Farooq Abdullah. After Round 6, PDP bags 34446 while Abdullah has 23527.

NC’s Farooq Abdullah trails behind Tariq Hameed Karra of PDP from Srinagar constituency.

Muzaffar Beigh of NC leads in Baramulla by over 4500 votes.

Union minister and former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad trailing by 1841 votes after second round of counting from Udhampur - Doda constituency.

National Conference's patron Farooq Abdullah trailing behind PDP lightweight Tariq Hameed Karra from Srinagar. While PDP has 5700 votes, NC trailing at 2500.

Mehbooba mufti leading in Anantnag.


PDP leading in Baramulla-Anantnag, NC in Srinagar

Ghulam Nabi Azad leading in Udhampur seat

PDP leading in Baramulla and Anantnag, National Conference in Srinagar. These are initial leads

Counting for 6 Lok Sabha seats in J&K begins


The fate of 77 candidates, including Union ministers Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad, from six Lok Sabha seats of Jammu and Kashmir will be known after the counting of votes on Friday.

"Tight security arrangements have been made in and around the counting centres in five districts in Jammu and Kashmir.

All other arrangements have also been put in place," a senior officer of J&K Election department officer said on Thursday.

For Jammu Lok Sabha constituency, the counting will begin at Polytechnic College in Jammu from 0800 hours, followed by counting for Udhampur LS constituency in Kathua, Ladakh LS seat at Leh, Anantnag LS seat at Anantnag, Srinagar and Baramulla LS seats in Srinagar and Baramulla.

The six seats of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a poll percentage of nearly 50 per cent as 70 lakh voters participated in the elections from the state.

This year's Lok Sabha elections witnessed the highest ever turnout with 66.38 per cent of an estimated 814 million voters exercising their franchise -- the highest ever in the history of general elections.

The stakes are high for NC-Congress coalition in LS polls ahead of December-end Assembly elections as political heavy weights and former J&K Chief Ministers Abdullah and Azad are in the fray along with its MPs.

In last elections, the NC-congress coalition had bagged 5 out of 6 seats.

Giving tough fight to NC-Congress coalition is opposition PDP with the party's chief Mehbooba Mufti hoping to score a victory from Kashmir Valley in order to increase its electoral turf ahead of Assembly elections in J&K.

State BJP Chief Jugal Kishore Sharma and JKNPP Chief Prof Bhim Singh are contesting from Jammu region in the state.

Union Minister Abdullah, who is candidate from NC bastion Srinagar Lok Sabha seat, has been Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir twice in 1987 and 1996.

Abdullah's Cabinet colleague and Congress stalwart Ghulam Nabi Azad, who too is a former Chief Minister of J&K (between 2006 and 2008), contested the Lok Sabha election for the first time from his hometown Udhampur.

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