After losing power in the 2014 Assembly polls former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has once again decided to support candidature of Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Rajya Sabha polls.
On Tuesday when Omar made public decision of his party to support joint candidature of Ghulam Nabi Azad in order to snatch one seat from BJP-PDP combine Omar also put a lid on endless round of speculations over the issue of government formation in the state in the wake of fractured mandate.
The two other mainstream political parties PDP and BJP have also fielded two candidates each in the fray and now with the arrival of Azad in the fray a fierce contest on two seats is likely to take place and decide the fate of candidates.
With support of 56 candidates BJP-PDP are placed comfortably and would try their level best to win all four Rajya Sabha seats ahead of formalising their govt formation in the state.
On the other hand Omar with 15 seats in his kitty has readily accepted to support Congress candidate with only 12 seats of his own. If three more candidates (independents) cast their vote in favour of Azad he may romp home victoriously.