Abdullah urged his party workers to stand behind his son and current Chief Minister Omar in this crucial election.
Ansari was nominated as an MLC in 1973 on Congress ticket but switched to Janata Party in 1977.
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He came promising hope, and is now going into elections fighting charges of an ineffective regime that failed to pursue Kashmir’s cause.
Senior Abdullah lost the recent Lok Sabha polls from Srinagar constituency, the first electoral defeat since he joined politics.
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Sharma, who defeated his nearest Congress rival by a huge margin, thanked the people of the state for voting in favour of BJP.
Abdullah, who has never lost an election from the state, had polled 43,835 votes whereas Karra polled 65,576 votes.
At a polling station at Bogu, of the 1102 registered, only 12 people had cast their votes till afternoon.
Farooq said that we will join hands with secular forces to fight the communal forces.
Compared to past elections mainstream parties are hoping that more people will come out to vote this time.
500 detained in Valley in last four days.
Modi sahib, you do not have the courage to come to Kashmir to seek votes, Omar said.
Abdullah drew BJP’s ire with his remarks on Sunday that those who vote for Modi should “drown” in the sea and also threatened that Kashmir will not remain with India if the country becomes communal.
“They say those who do not vote for Modi should go to Pakistan. (I say) Those who vote for Modi should drown in the sea,” said Farooq.