Srinagar: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah appeared set to win the Lok Sabha election from Srinagar Lok Sabha Constituency while former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti was trailing at the third spot in Anantnag constituency.
At the end of the 35th round of counting for the prestigious Srinagar seat, four-time Chief Minister Abdullah had achieved an unassailable lead of over 40,000 votes over his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Aga Syed Mohsin.
In Anantnag, NC’s Justice (Retired) Hasnain Masoodi was ahead of Congress state President Ghulam Ahmed Mir. And PDP President Mehbooba Mufti was trailing at a distant third.
In Baramulla, NC’s Muhammad Akbar Lone had a lead of over 4,000 votes over his nearest independent rival, Engineer Rashid.
In Jammu, Jugal Kishore Sharma of the BJP had forged a lead of over 20,000 votes over Raman Bhalla of the Congress.
In Udhampur, Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh of the BJP led over Vikramaditya Singh of the Congress by over 40,000 votes.
Trends for the Ladakh Lok Sabha seat are still not firm although the fight seems to be close between the BJP and Congress.
As the counting of votes was completed for nearly 65 percent of the votes in the six Lok Sabha constituencies of the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looked headed for victory in two places and the National Conference in two others.