Trehgam, the native village of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front founder Muhammad Maqbool Bhat in Kupwara district voted in large numbers to “get rid” of legislator who according to them ignored their area from past 12 years.
The large number of voters who were seen standing in queue outside polling stations were either from Boanpora or Sheikhpora while the people of Mohalla Maqbool Abad stayed away from poll process.
Majority of the voters in Trehgam said they wanted change.
In Trehgam town alone there are five thousand voters. This time the contest is between NC sitting legislator Mir Saifullah, PDP candidate Fayaz Ahmed Mir and People’s Conference candidate Advocate Bashir Ahmed Dar.
Bhat was hanged and buried in Tihar jail, Delhi on February 11, 1984. (CNS)