Poll battle turns interesting

Poll battle turns interesting

Baramulla parliamentary constituency in north Kashmir has set the tone for the second and third phase of polling in the Valley.
Nearly 35% electorate exercised their franchise in the first phase of elections and many people believe that in the given circumstances polling percentage was okay.
One thing is clear that boycott factor didn’t have much effect in Baramulla constituency. Many areas witnessed brisk polling and voters had many issues on their minds, including safeguarding J&K’s special status.
People, who had come to vote, were of the opinion that nothing would happen to state’s special status and the noises being raised by the political parties were just a gimmick.
None of the political parties at this point of time can claim that it has have won the Baramulla seat as people in different pockets voted for different candidates and it appears that voters had their own priorities.
With just few days left for Srinagar to go for polls, political parties have intensified their political activities in the summer capital and are hoping that they would be able to turn the tide in their favour. The National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah, who is the sitting MP from Srinagar, has been campaigning vigorously. He knows that winning this seat is very important for him and his party. He had lost this seat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls to the PDP candidate Tariq Hameed Kara but won it back in 2017 bye-polls. If Dr Farooq wins the Srinagar seat it would be a precursor for the forthcoming assembly elections in the state. Ongoing Lok Sabha elections are a semifinal ahead of finals (Assembly elections) in Jammu and Kashmir, which presently is under President’s rule.

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