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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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Udhampur Votes: Polling begins for Udhampur-Kathua-Doda Lok Sabha Seat

Udhampur Votes

India is witnessing elections in the maximum number of seats in a single phase today as polling is going on in 121 seats across 12 states. Of the total seats, Congress has 36 seats while its main challenger BJP has 40 seats. Polling will take place in 28 seats in Karnataka, followed by Rajasthan (20), Maharashtra (19), Uttar Pradesh and Odisha (11 each), Madhya Pradesh (10), Bihar (7), Jharkhand (6), West Bengal (4), Chhattisgarh (3), Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur (1 each). Over 14.6 lakh voters will decide the fate of Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today in Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat. Azad is being challenged by BJP’s Dr Jitendra Singh. A total number of 13 …

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#Udhampur: 14.6 lakh electorate to decide fate of Union min Azad in crucial Phase

Ghulam Nabi Azad

Over 14.6 lakh voters will decide the fate of Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in the second phase of polling on Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday. Azad is being challenged by BJP’s Dr Jitendra Singh. A total number of 13 candidates including Prof Bhim Singh of Panthers Party, Arshid Mailk of PDP and JKDF candidate Anil Gupta are in the fray. To ensure smooth and peaceful conduct of the polling the election commission of India has set up 2051 polling stations across six districts of Jammu region.     Elaborate security arrangements have been made by the election commission to ensure peaceful conduct of the polling.   The polling stations across Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Reasi, …

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

Jitendra Singh-BJP-Ghulam Nabi Azad-Congress-Udhampur-Kathua

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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Virtual merger of NC-Congress resulted in shrinking of both the parties: PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Friday said the virtual merger of National Conference and Congress in the state has resulted in shrinking of both the parties and NC has finally given up its identity for its survival. Addressing various workers meetings in Kahra, Thathri and Drabshala in the Chinab Valley region Mehbooba said though the NC had been playing tricks with the people of the state from many decades but Omar Abdullah’s leadership has proved a last nail in its coffin. She said the performance of the government during the last five years has been the worst for any dispensation. She said while on the day to day governance there was a complete failure even in natural …

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Farooq and Omar continue to attack Modi, developmental issues takes back seat


Union minister and ruling National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today cautioned the people of J&K against political forces who pursue “divisive and communal agendas” to weaken the secular fabric of the state. He said, “I caution the people against those political forces that pursue divisive and communal agendas to weaken the secular fabric of State” “The people of J&K will foil the machinations of communal forces and their proxies in the state by staying united and standing resolutely in defence of the State’s integrity and dignity,” he said. While addressing public meetings at Mendhar and Rajouri, Chief Minister Omar said the State’s Coalition Government was looking up to the Union Government to take care of the interests of the …

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To divert attention from failures of UPA govt Omar compelled to rake up 2002 riots


Jammu and kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah currently campaigning in the Rajouri and Poonch districts on a four day tour is compelled to rake up the issue of 2002 riots to woo the electorate in support of alliance candidate Madan Lal Sharma. On third day in succession Omar devoted larger part of his speech to drive home the point that BJP’s PM nominee Narendra Modi is yet to say sorry to the large number of innocents killed in the 2002 riots in Gujarat. Omar is repeatedly taking pot shots at Modi and while comparing him with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Omar is deliberately doing so to divert the attention of the common masses from the more important issues of …

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Modi symbolises a particular ideology, Rahul is a torch bearer of secular democratic India: Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah Modi addressing election rallies at Poonch- Surankote

In a blistering attack on Narendra Modi and BJP, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today wondered over the assertions made by them to look at the problems of the state through a prism of “humanity” when Modi had himself failed to express apology for 2002 riots. He said BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Modi was devoid of having equal concern for all sections of the society and carried stigma of communal bias. Addressing a large gathering for Congress candidate Madan Lal Sharma, Omar said the Prime Minister of the country should reflect representative character and possess equal concern for all sections of the society and “Modi did not show a courtesy to express sorry for the killings of large number of innocents …

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Rahul is the pulse of young India, Modi has the agenda of dividing the society: Omar

Omar Abdullah Rahul Gandhi Narendra Modi

Making comparison between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, who is also Working President of National Conference, Tuesday said that while Rahul Gandhi represents the aspirations of modern India and is sincere in his efforts to ensure inclusive and holistic development of all sections of the society equitably, Narendra Modi is beholder of a known ideology and has not been exonerated by the people of the Country of the charges of communal riots in Gujarat in which large number of people were killed. “Rahul Gandhi is the pulse of young India and takes along with him people of all the age groups in his mission to lead India towards a modern, prosperous and scientific era and Narendra …

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Let us all vote to strengthen the hands of ‘Rajiv Gandhi’, Sonia Gandhi, Dr. Manmohan Singh: JKNC media cell

Omar Abdullah-Madan Lal

Some thing is seriously wrong with the media cell of the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference. On Monday the media cell of the party quoted Omar Abdullah having stated in an election rally in Rajouri district ,“Let us all vote the joint candidates of NC and Congress in the Parliamentary Elections and strengthen the hands of Dr. Manmohan Singh, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and Mr. Rajiv Gandhi and give a message to the Country that the people of Jammu and Kashmir do not forget their friends”. The media cell also released a picture of the public rally addressed by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in support of the alliance candidate Madan Lal Sharma. Interestingly, 50 minutes after the first press note …

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