SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party General Secretary and former lawmaker, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura’s son Gowhar Nabi Lone has been defeated by National Conference’s Nisar Ahmad Jahara from Surasayar segment by 1816 votes.
The NC and PDP were locked in a “friendly” contest in the district. Lone’s son polled 4078 votes while Jahara polled 5894 votes.
The Surasyar segment is part of Charar-i-sharief assembly constituency which was won by PDP in the 2014 assembly polls.
In 2014 assembly polls, the PDP’s Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura had wrested the seat by defeating the six-time NC lawmaker and former minister Abdul Rahim Rather.