Thursday, December 6, 2012


Jammu, Dec 06 (Only Kashmir): The ruling National Conference-Congress coalition has swept the Legislative Council polls for which counting took place early this morning. Of the four LC seats which went for polls on December 03, National Conference and Congress bagged two seats each.
For the K-1 constituency of Kashmir province, National Conference candidate Mr. Ali Muhammad Dar defeated his nearest rival Peer Muhammad Hussain of Peoples Democratic Party by a margin of 2675 votes. Of the 16155 votes polled for the constituency, Mr. Dar secured 8586 votes whileas Mr. Hussain got 5911 votes.
For the K-2 seat, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Monga of Congress defeated his nearest rival Mr. Yasir Reshi of PDP by a margin of 2565 votes. Mr. Monga secured 8659 votes whileas Mr. Reshi got 6094 votes.
For J-1 constituency Congress candidate Mr. Shyam Lal defeated his nearest rival Mr. Gurmeet Singh of PDP by a margin of 7034 votes. Of the 14874 votes polled, Mr. Shyam Lal secured 9123 votes whileas Mr. Gurmeet secured 2089 votes.
For the J-2 seat, Dr. Shahnaz Ganai of National Conference defeated her nearest rival Mr. Ved Prakash Gupta of PDP by a margin of 6917 votes. Of the 14812 votes polled for the constituency, Dr. Shahnaz secured 9070 votes whileas Mr. Gupta secured 2153 votes.
While Congratulating the winning candidates Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who is also working president of National Conference said that the overwhelming victory of coalition candidates is heavy jolt to those (PDP leadership) who indulged in malicious propaganda against the coalition and tried their best to create wedge between the workers of Congress and National Conference at grass roots.
 “Your real test will be in 2014”, he added and told the workers to show same spirit and determination during the next assembly elections and depict coalition charisma.
The Chief Minister also congratulated the NC-Congress party workers and leaders on behalf of President National Conference Dr. Farooq Abdullah and said that Dr. Sahib has telephonically asked him to convey his message to the party workers of both Congress and National Conference for showing unity and strengthening the coalition” said Omar.
Meanwhile the newly elected members of the Legislative council Ali Muhammad Dar and Dr. Shahnaz Gania have thanked the Panchayat Members for reposing faith in them and electing them to represent them in the council.(OK)


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