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Kashmir Calling

The BJP retained its two seats in Jammu and also won Ladakh, while the NC was victorious in all three seats of the Valley.

Kashmir Calling
Kashmir Calling -

In restive J&K, parliamentary polls didn’t throw up many surprises. The BJP retained its two seats in Jammu and also won Ladakh, while the NC was victorious in all three seats of the Valley. The PDP’s rout and defeat of Mehbooba Mufti in her bastion, south Kashmir, could plunge the party into further crises.

PDP, which had won all three seats of the Valley in 2014, was expecting that its anti-BJP rhetoric during the campaign would salvage its chances, at least in the Anantnag constituency. But it miserably failed. Anantnag, a hotbed of militancy, witnessed its lowest-ever polling percentage, particularly in Shopian and Kulgam districts.

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