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2014 Assembly Elections Results at a Glance

Summary of 2014 Assembly elections results: seats, votes polled and so on. No party managed to secure a majority in the 87 member house but the PDP led by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed ploughed ahead with 28 seats while the BJP secured a record 25 seats, all in the Jammu region. Read Insight Report Here
For detailed constituency-wise results go here.

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Mufti Wants 90:10 Scheme Funding Pattern To Stay

Date: 28 March 2015
Chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said on Friday that implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes (CCS) in Jammu and Kashmir will be hit badly if their current pattern of funding-90% by Centre and 10% state-is dispensed with. Key CCS such as Indira Awaas Yojana are funded in 75:25 pattern for most states and 90:10 for 'difficult' states such as J&K and the northeastern states. Following the 14th Finance Commission's recommendations, the Centre plans asking the states to enhance their share of funding. Mufti felt that the 'difficult' states are 'geographically disadvantaged and facing challenging security scenario', and any change in the funding pattern will be a handicap for them.
[courtesy: Kashmir Reader]

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