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NC-Congress min working over time to become more popular among the electorate

After falling apart it is business as usual for the alliance partners in Jammu and Kashmir.

The focus of the ministers has clearly shifted from running their department to managing their election campaign. And to do so ahead of formal announcement the alliance ministers are not much worried about the fall out of the 2014 Assembly polls. They are much keen on extending sops and announcing freebies for the voters to woo them and ensure their own popularity graph goes up.

The decision to contest the assembly polls on their own strength was projected as major political development  but in the last few days it seems the alliance partners are keen on cementing their own positions and expanding their voter base than running the govt.

The focus of the alliance partners has completely shifted. The manner in which the local leaders have swung in to action after the announcement of future of alliance is giving sleepless nights to the poll managers already working hard to shortlist the names of candidates.

Bonhomie between the alliance partners has also taken a hit after they decided to part ways. These days the alliance ministers are seldom seen in the company of each other.

 On Thursday Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah were present at the investiture ceremony in Srinagar but none of the senior congress minister present in Srinagar chose to attend the state function. The congress ministers deliberately stayed away to register their absence. The Iftaar party hosted by Governor NN Vohra was also a low key affair with handful of alliance leaders present there.

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