PM Modi emphasized that the BJP is in the Valley with the promise of shifting the debate to development from the issues that had held the state back.
Fighting hard: Stakes high for National Conference, People's Democratic Party in Chrar-e-Sharief, Rajpora
The constituencies are among 16 going to polls in J&K, in the 3rd phase that has also two Abdullahs among candidates: CM and his uncle Mustafa Kamal.
Bitter critics of each other, they belong to different generations. Rather is seeking a re-election from Chrar for the seventh consecutive term.
I wish to make a request that he should give a break to his speeches because time will come when people will start putting off the TV sets when he will start speaking.
Modi condemned the attacks as “desperate attempts to derail the atmosphere of hope and goodwill as seen by increased voter turnout.”
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“We cannot change the neighbour but we can change the engagement,” Jaitely quoted Vajpayee saying, a line that remains unchanged.
Unlike south Kashmir’s Kulgam, where voters turned up later due to the chilly morning, north Kashmir saw hundreds queued up at the booths.
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Sajjad Lone is also the son-in-law of Islamabad-based JKLF co-founder Amanullah Khan. Lone may have huge ambitions but his remarks are modest.
Parties have been looking at south Kashmir differently. Omar once said that south Kashmir is evolving as NC’s cancer, its heart and mind beating for the PDP.
The party has also said Article 370 should be used to protect the state’s special status and identity.
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