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Prof. Amitabh Mattoo predicts downfall of NC in 2014 assembly polls

Professor Amitabh Mattoo

35 seats to PDP, 17 to BJP and NC each, 11 to Congress   Former Vice Chancellor of Jammu University Prof Amitabh Mattoo, currently associated with The University of Melbourne has predicted that Peoples Democratic Party stand to gain maximum seats in the forthcoming Assembly polls in the state.   Sharing his assessment  on his facebook profile with his followers Prof Mattoo has claimed that PDP would win close to 35 Assembly seats while BJP is expected to come second by winning 17 Assembly seats in the 2014 Assembly polls.   Commenting on the fate of National Conference in the coming polls Prof Mattoo has stuck his neck out by claiming that the ruling party in the state is expected to …

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

e-mail to omar

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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I NEED to learn, started the process of introspection: Omar


After facing a humiliating drubbing by National Conference, it seems to have humbled Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. A disappointed Omar on Sunday tweeted that he would analyse how things could be changed to boost the party’s poll fortunes in the upcoming Assembly elections. Jammu and Kashmir Chief minister Omar Abdullah  said he has started to introspect over the rout of his party in the Lok Sabha elections. “I have started the process of introspection & am listening to voices within the party but I need to hear from people other than colleague(s),” Omar Abdullah wrote on his Twitter handle. gupkar@gmail.com is my email. I’d like to hear from you as to the reasons for the enormous setback …

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Mehbooba rules out any alliance in Delhi durbar

Mehbooba rules out any alliance in Delhi durbar

Reiterating the will of parliamentary candidates to address Kashmir issue in Parliament, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti Friday ruled out any alliance with any political party in Delhi. Addressing media persons at her Gupkar residence after declaration of parliamentary election results Mehbooba said PDP was the only regional party which has declared in its manifesto that all their elected candidates will discuss the Kashmir issue within and outside the parliament. “We stand by our commitment and will change the mindset of people of India regarding Kashmiris,” she said, adding, “We have earlier made it clear that we are not going Delhi for any alliance or Ministry.” Mehbooba was the parliamentary candidate for Anantnag Lok Sabha (LS) seat and …

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Srinagar Lok Sabha seat goes to poll tomorrow

Srinagar lok sabha

Poll hours reduced by one hour for Srinagar and Baramullah seat    Amidst tight security measures, Srinagar Lok Sabha seat will go to the poll tomorrow to decide the fate of 12 candidates, including NC President Farooq Abdullah and PDP leader Tariq Hameed Karra. Srinagar Parliamentary constituency is spread over three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal. Abdullah, whose National Conference has won the seat every time barring 1971 and 1996 when it did not contest the polls, is seeking re-election from the constituency. The Union Minister is pitted against 11 others, the most formidable among them being former state Finance Minister Karra. The Srinagar Lok Sabha seat has 12.31 lakh voters including 5.72 lakh women who are eligible to …

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Modi wants to abrogate Article 370 and destroy J&K’s Special Status: Farooq Abdullah


Accusing Narendra Modi of wanting to spark another partition in the country, Union Minister and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah today said the remarks made by a BJP leader that all opponents of his party’s prime ministerial candidate are Pakistan supporters, reflects the poison and venom that dictates the policies of the saffron party. Addressing a public meeting at Chadoora in central Kashmir district of Budgam, Dr Abdullah said that Mr Modi had an agenda of destruction and division and wanted to spark another partition in the country. BJP had made it amply clear in its manifesto that the party wanted a Uniform Civil Code in the country and this obviously implies that saffron party wants to banish the …

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I will cross into Pakistan because I will not stop opposing Modi: Omar on Giriraj’s comment


Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said he will not stop opposing BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate in spite of party’s leader from Bihar Giriraj Singh asking Narendra Modi’s opponents to go to Pakistan. “Today we are getting threat after threat. Thanks to Allah, We have Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service. So, I would not need to go to Delhi or Amritsar to cross Wagah border (into Pakistan). “I will get a (bus) ticket from here to Muzaffarabad and cross into Pakistan because I will not stop opposing Modi,” Omar told an election rally in Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency. The rally was also addressed by Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Pradesh Congress Committee president Saif-ud-Din Soz. Azad said Modi should not be …

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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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PDP sold its soul to BJP: Omar Abdullah


Addressing a public meeting in Pulwama, National Conference Working President and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that PDP President Mehbooba Mufti couldn’t summon the courage to talk on behalf of her people in the Parliament during her tenure as an MP. When asked to get up and speak for her people, about their issues, aspirations and demands, all Mehbooba Mufti had to say as an MP was her famous retort of “Mein Kya Kahun Yaar”. Her contempt for the people of Jammu and Kashmir is well demonstrated by the fact that she never chose to get up and represent J&K in the Parliament and the Parliament archives and records are proof enough to deduce that Mehbooba Mufti does not deserve …

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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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