Despite Altaf ’s assertions, the ground realities are a bit tricky, and could prevent the Mian family from going to the assembly this year.
NC Anantnag candidate Mehboob Beig withdraws; to campaign for primary opponent Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
Beig said he is not joining the PDP and will instead campaign for Sayeed, given his “stature, leadership qualities and contributions” to Kashmir.
Omar says he did not flee Ganderbal. Instead he groomed a local leader to ensure the people do not face problems for being in a VVIP constituency.
The clergy’s candidate, Ghulam Raza, who contested as an independent lost by 36 votes to BJP’s Thupstan Chewwang, a Buddhist from Leh.
Reports from Jammu suggest that its Reasi representative Baldev Raj Sharma is seeking mandate from the People’s Democratic Party.
PDP founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed boasted that Vikramaditya Singh’s entry into the party would change the future of the state.
"Peoples Conference will fight the assembly elections alone. We would not have an alliance. Once results are out, we may think of one."
Dr Abdullah, 78, has not been in good health for the last few years. After keeping him on dialysis, the doctors have now decided for a kidney replacement.
Police had already rounded up senior separatist leaders and restricted some of them to their homes to halt their anti-poll campaign.
The list was approved by party president Amit Shah in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday evening.
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