Governor rule was imposed in J&K, 11 days ahead of the deadline given to both the PDP & BJP for govt formation.
PDP, BJP are contesting one seat each and have fielded Nazir Ahmad and Chander Mohan Sharma respectively.
Omar meets Sonia, says will back Cong candidate Azad.
The BJP has fielded its party veterans who have either worked with the RSS or the Jansangh and even served jail term during Emergency.
Mufti made it clear that he will not “sell out people’s verdict, but join hands with them for their welfare”.
Mufti Sayeed has said that he was not interested in becoming CM, but wanted to clear the bad name brought by militants to the people of Kashmir.
Smart village, Jammu and Kashmir, Hutments, Panjar-Saddal, J&K floods, NGO, Nation news, India news.
Recently, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had a two-hour dinner meeting with Governor N N Vohra
40 were buried alive after entire Saddal village in Udhampur vanished under landslides on September 6.
"We are a democratic party and we will not hold back if anybody will come to us for talks,’’ Jitendra Singh said.
Intensified security arrangements have been put in place across international border following intelligence reports.
According to relief commissioner, only one family in south Kashmir used the scheme to return.
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed met Governor N N Vohra on Friday night.
Fahad was initially believed to have died after his Polo car hit a road divider.
Lt General Singh said that the troops were fully prepared to meet any eventuality.
A look at some possible contenders for the Chief Minister’s post from the BJP.
Pakistan again started mortar shelling and firing targeting civilian areas since 7 AM.
After 36 hours pause, Pakistani Rangers again resorted to heavy firing in Samba and Hiranagar sectors.
Ceasefire violations: 5 Rangers killed, Islamabad tries to contact DGMO, defence secretary.
"We have sought more time from the Governor on submitting proposal as our talks," said Jugal Kishore Sharma.
Mehbooba said the people have given a “very decisive” but “divided verdict”.
"The people of Jammu Kashmir have given a very decisive, but divided mandate," Mehbooba Mufti said.
BJP says PDP-NC-Cong alliance will be a betrayal of popular verdict
PDP has sent formal request to the Governor to postpone its meeting with him which had earlier been fixed for January. 1.
PDP will now be meeting the Jammu & Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on December 31 instead of January 1.
He added that the two regions have been the worst victims of discrimination at the hands of successive govt.
J&K: BJP says govt shall be formed as it sends out feelers...
BJP is looking ahead to form govt in J&K, however the decision will be taken by the top leadership, said Jaitley.
Omar Abdullah resigned as J&K CM and said he would wait and watch.
Omar had indicated on Twitter that he will be flying to Jammu from Srinagar to tender his resignation tomorrow.
The losers included Deputy CM Tara Chand, who was defeated from the Chhamb (SC) seat.
With the Congress tally likely to be limited to 11, NC 16, PDP would have to look at an alliance with the BJP.
The villagers turned up in large numbers to cast their votes on Saturday for the Assembly elections.
In 2002, then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had announced from the ramparts of Red Fort that elections in J&K will be free and fair.
Sonia Gandhi earlier said that NC did not allow implementation of UPA’s people-friendly programmes.
Modi said the world was closely watching these developments in the state.
Best of Express