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.
Upbeat BJP looking forward to repeat April 10 voting pattern on Apr 17
Congress workers jittery, directionless
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.
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 arrived here in Udhampur to address the rally in support of Dr Jitendra Singh the BJP Chief raised hopes of party cadre and it motivated them to a great extent to work effortlessly in the last and most crucial phase of polls.
In contrast the mood in the congress camp is of dilemma. Owing to anti-incumbency wave against the congress led UPA govt in the centre and against the sitting Congress MP the mood of the congress party workers are not sure whether their candidate would be able to clinch victory and set the house in order or not.
The poll percentage on April 17 and the pattern of votinbg in hilly districts of the state and plain areas would largely determine the poll outcome on May 16. The polarisation of votes is posing tough challenge to the alliance candidate and the BJP candidate is riding high on the pro Modi wave in the region.