NC-Cong coalition wins JK polls

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 06, 2012 13:45 hrs

The ruling National Conference (NC)-Congress coalition has swept the Legislative Council (LC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir for which counting took place early Thursday morning.

Of the four LC seats which went for polls on Dec 3, National Conference and Congress bagged two seats each.

For the K-1 constituency of Kashmir province, National Conference candidate Ali Muhammad Dar defeated his nearest rival
Peer Muhammad Hussain of Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) by a margin of 2675 votes.

Of the 16155 votes polled for the constituency, Dar secured 8586 votes while Hussain got 5911 votes.

For the K-2 seat, Ghulam Nabi Monga of Congress defeated his nearest rival Yasir Reshi of PDP by a margin of 2565 votes.

Monga secured 8659 votes whereas Reshi got 6094 votes.

For J-1 constituency Congress candidate Shyam Lal defeated his nearest rival Gurmeet Singh of PDP by a margin of 7034 votes.

Of the 14874 votes polled, Shyam Lal secured 9123 votes while Gurmeet secured 2089 votes.

For the J-2 seat, Dr. Shahnaz Ganai of National Conference defeated her nearest rival Ved Prakash Gupta of PDP by a margin of 6917 votes.

Of the 14812 votes polled for the constituency, Shahnaz secured 9070 votes while Gupta secured 2153 votes.

(Reporting by Neyaz Elahi)

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