No political party failed to get majority in Jammu & Kashmir, but People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and BJP are leading the race. As the hung assembly has been confirmed in the state, hectic political activities have already started.
The PDP is currently leading in 24 seats, while the BJP is leading in 23 seats. The National Conference and Congress are leading in 17 and 16 seats respectively. The BJP may either support the PDP to form government or else take the support of NC to form its own government. BJP is all set to get the support of Sajjad Lone’s People’s Conference, which is leading in three seats.
In Jammu, BJP won maximum seats, but failed to open its account in the valley despite leading in 4-8 seats as per the early trends. On the other hand, the PDP lost the early leads it received in Jammu. The Congress and National Conference fared better contrary to the predictions and projections.
In 2008 polls, National Conference had won 28 seats, followed by PDP (21), Congress (17), BJP (11) and J&K Panthers Party (3). Congress managed to retain its base despite all the odds, which is a huge relief for the party. The BJP, whose best performance was 11 in J&K, did exceptionally well to emerge as a big force in the state.However, it received a shocker in Ladakh, as the party is not leading in any of the four seats.