Independent Dar leading from restive Sopore

KL Report

SRINAGAR

From the restive Sopore, independent candidate Abdul Rashid Dar is leading against PDP’s Nazir Ahmad Naikoo by 415 votes.

The various exit-polls termed an independent candidate winner from this segment of north Kashmir.

Sopore has always remained the hot-bed of Kashmir politics with strong presence of Jamaat-e-Islami. Its one-time star candidate Syed Ali Geelani won the seat thrice: in 1972, 77 and 87.

Earlier, BJP apparently extended full support to Sajjad Lone’s Peoples Conference by shelving its candidate from Sopore.

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