BJP Fails To Score In Valley, Only One Candidate Able To Save His Deposits

KL Report


While the opening of counting machines on Tuesday was bound to throw some surprises, it seems the winter chill had already cooled down BJP’s prospects of winning a seat from the valley. All the BJP candidates from Kashmir have lost and remained confined to the last ranks in result tables.

BJP’s target of much hyped “Mission 44+” had narrowed down on some of the pro-boycott constituencies and migrant vote. But the results declared on Tuesday reveal BJP’s failure to impress the voters in valley.

Only Moti Kaul , BJP’s Habba Kadal candidate retained his deposits.  Other BJP candidates from 29 constituencies in Kashmir have failed to secure their deposits.

According to the norms of Election Commission of India, a candidate’s deposit and bail rights are forfeited if he polls less than one-sixth of the total valid votes cast in a constituency.

On the other hand, BJP has done exceptionally well in Jammu region where the Hindu right-wing party has won 25 seats. The party had won only 11 seats in 2008 assembly polls.


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