Results for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 that was held in seven phases starting from April 11 to May 19 will be out on Thursday. Jammu and Kashmir fared the worst voter turnout at 44.51 per cent. The border segments of Karnah, Kupwara, Lolab, Uri and Gurez segments however recorded a higher poll percentage this time compared to previous general election.
In Jammu & Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah is seeking a fourth term in the lower house of Parliament from the Srinagar seat. Abdullah is pitched against political greenhorns Aga Moshin of the PDP, Irfan Ansari of the People's Conference and Khalid Jehangir of the BJP. According to the News Nation exit poll, of the six Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP is predicted to win two seats whereas the Congress, PDP, NC and others may get one seat each. It would be a big blow to former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti if the PDP manages a win only a single seat in Kashmir.
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Here are the key contestants in Jammu and Kashmir
1. Mehbooba Mufti (PDP): Anantnag
2. Ghulam Ahmad Mir (Congress): Anantnag
3. Vikramaditya Singh (Congress): Udhampur
4. Dr Jitendra Singh (BJP): Udhampur
5. Farooq Abdullah (NC): Srinagar
6. Mohd Akbar Lone (NC): Baramulla
Jammu and Kashmir has been under President’s rule since December last year and Assembly elections in the restive state have not been held for long now. Governor’s rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on June 19, 2018, after the state plunged into a political crisis when the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP coalition government was reduced to a minority as the 25-member BJP in the state withdrew its support.