Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
2014 Poll Facts
The state of Jammu & Kashmir has six parliamentary constituencies of which one is in sparsely populated Ladakh, two in the Jammu region and three in the Kashmir Valley. The layout of the constituencies reflects the geography and the natural divisions of the state. Traditionally, voters in Ladakh turn out in large numbers to vote while the turnout in the Valley is generally low mainly because of terrorist threats and anti-poll campaigns carried out by separatist groups. The turnout in the Jammu region varies but is usually much higher than that of the Valley. A few quick electoral facts about the state are listed Here
In truth everything and everyone
Is a shadow of the Beloved,
And our seeking is His seeking
And our words are His words...
We search for Him here and there,
while looking right at Him.
Sitting by His side, we ask:
'O Beloved, where is the Beloved?'
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
Congress Faces Uphill Battle In J-K Polls
Date: 27 November 2014
The Congress party faces an uphill battle in Jammu and Kashmir, months after it suffered humiliating losses in the Lok Sabha and assembly polls, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gaining ground and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expected to emerge as the single largest party. The oldest national party's dwindling fortunes were evident on Tuesday when Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's rallies at Kupwara and Poonch went virtually unnoticed as the state saw an impressive voter turnout in the first of the five-phase polls. The Congress bagged 21 seats in the 87-member assembly in the last election and has played the role of a kingmaker for the past 12 years.
[courtesy: Hindustan Times]
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