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To discuss poll debacle NC leaders feast on Chicken Yakhni, Paneer, Rajmash

Omar Abdullah-Farooq Abdullah-Chicken Yakhni

National Conference leaders gathered here at the Sher-e-Kashmir bhawan to attend the brain storming session to review the partys poll performance in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls were served Chicken Yakhni, Paneer, Rajmash and other choicest delicacies. Since the mood of the party workers and senior leaders was not celebratory Ghustaba and traditional kebabs and other  delicacies were given a miss. After attending the first session the leaders were served sumptuous lunch and they all relished the food in the company of senior party leaders. To impress the party leaders the organisers of the meeting had placed special order to cook Chicken Yakhni,Paneer and Rajmash. Traditional kebabs and Ghustaba could not made it to the menu list as the …

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National Conference ready to dump Congress in 2014 assembly polls?

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Yet to decide on forming pre-poll alliance Ahead of the forthcoming Assembly polls in J&K National Conference has almost made up its mind to dump the congress party by going it alone in the polls. An indication to this effect was by given by the top brass of the party during the day long workers convention here at Sher-e-Kashmir bhawan where senior functionaries of the party were gathered to give their feedback to the party leaders ahead of the 2014 polls. Interestingly JKPCC Chief Prof Saif Ud Din Soz  had claimed on Friday that the congress party had learnt many lessons and not going to repeat mistakes. Taking a dig at the congress party both Omar Abdullah and Dr Farooq …

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Once upon a time Omar had defended innovative recruitment policy now ready to scrap it

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“I also started on stipend. ……I did not earn a full salary. My starting salary was 3000”   After tasting humiliating defeat in the recent Lok Sabha polls it took Omar Abdullah barely few hours to announce to his followers on the twitter that based on the feedback he has received on his email count he is going to propose scrapping of the new Recruitment policy.   I’m bringing a proposal to the J&K Cabinet on Wednesday & I’m proposing scrapping the “New Recruitment Policy” with immediate effect 1/3 — Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) May 19, 2014 In contrast when Omar govt had notified the same policy it was not welcomed at all by the educated youth across the state and …

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Can writing an E-mail to Omar Abdullah will resolve issues confronting state of Jammu and Kashmir?

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When Omar Abdullah took oath of office of Chief Minister he opened grievance cell Awaz-e-Awam to give platform to common people to register their grievances. The unique idea was complimented by another land mark decision to start Awam-e-Mulaqat where people used to  line up outside his official residence in Jammu and Srinagar to share their problems and seek resolution of the pending issues. Omar in the middle of his first innings later decided to take his cabinet to the door step of the people living in remote areas of the state. Related: I NEED to learn, started the process of introspection: Omar In between Omar regularly attended review meetings to keep track of the various developmental projects across the state. …

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Voters punished Azad over his silence on Kishtwar riots?

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On Friday when counting started in Kathua former Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad initially established a clear lead over his rival candidate Dr Jitendra Singh of the BJP.   Till fifth round of counting  Azad was way ahead and his supporters were jubilant. Then suddenly the trends started changing. For some time it was a roller coaster ride for both the candidates. Moments later much to the chagrin of Azad and his poll managers he started trailing behind his rival candidate. Till the last round of the counting Azad could not recover and failed to breach the lead margins of Dr Jitendra Singh. The relevant question which crossed minds of his poll managers was how and where the Congress …

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Staring defeat in the face Red faced Azad left counting Centre

Jitendra Singh- Jugal Kishore-Mehbooba Mufti-Kashmir-Jammu-J&K Winners India Elections 2014

JUGAL KISHORE SCRIPTS HISTORY BY WINNING OVER SIX LAKH VOTES Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was left red faced after a Jammu based doctor, elder brother of  NC provincial president Devender Singh Rana, Dr Jitendra Singh handed over crushing defeat to him thus putting a question mark over his future in the state politics. Riding high on the pro-Modi wave in Jammu region and anti incumbency against the NC-Cong alliance govt over enthusiastic electorate across Jammu and Kashmir defeated all six alliance candidates. While the PDP won all three seats in Kashmir valley defeating three candidates of National Conference, BJP swept the polls in Jammu and Ladakh bagging rest of the three seats in the state. In Jammu-Poonch, BJP’s …

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Azad locked in close contest, Kaun Banega MP?

Azad-Udhampur Votes

In a close fight between Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Dr Jitendra Singh the question every one was asking on Friday Kaun banega MP? High voter turnout and pattern of voting in two different regions has made the job of poll pundits more difficult. It is going to be a very close call for both the rival candidates, claim majority of poll pundits.    For some who see Union Health Minister a more formidable candidate in comparison to Dr JItendra Singh of BJP the high voter turn out in five assembly segments of Kathua is a cause of concern.    The mood of electorate in the region was against incumbent Congress led UPA government and the overall …

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Upbeat BJP looking forward to repeat April 10 voting pattern on Apr 17

BJP-Udhampur- President Rajnath Singh addressed rally in Udhampur

  If latest political grapevine  is to be believed the morale of the Congress workers is hitting rock bottom in comparison to sky rocketing sentiments of the BJP workers ahead of the April 17 polling day.  According to political pundits closely following the election campaign to two rival candidates  it comes abundantly clear both BJP and Congress contenders are  fighting the most challenging elections of their political careers.  Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has staked every thing in this election to ensure his victory and on the other hand the BJP candidate Dr Jitendra Singh is conducting himself with grace as he stands nothing to loose in their battle of ballot.   On Tuesday when BJP Chief Rajnath Singh …

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Azad facing an uphill task on Ground zero, BJP candidate giving tough fight

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On the last day of the campaigning for Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat the two main contenders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Dr Jitendra Singh made last minute efforts to woo maximum voters on their side to consolidate their positions. Interestingly, the BJP candidate went back with a smile on his lips as his day passed off productively with the successful rally addressed by BJP Chief Rajnath Singh in Udhampur. The turnout at the rally was relatively less than the rally of Narendra Modi in Hiranagar but the enthusiastic workers and supporters of the party gave a clear indication that they are going to give tough competition to Azads candidature on April 17 by casting their votes in large numbers. On the …

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Aam Admi of Jammu voted for Change

Aam Admi of Jammu-Poonch voted for change

The results of Lok Sabha polls would be declared on May 16, 2014  but ‘aam admi’ across Jammu region Thursday enthusiastically punctured  inflated ‘egos’ of select group of politicians by coming out in large numbers and recording a 20 percent bump in the overall poll percentage in comparison to 2009 Lok Sabha polls. The alliance leaders who were only parroting one slogan during their campaign meetings discounting any Modi wave were apparently left stranded witnessing huge response of the electorate in rural pockets. Twenty per cent bump in the overall poll percentage in comparison to 2009 Lok Sabha polls has already left the ruling partners in a state of shock. There is a sense of unease prevailing in the congress …

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