News APP

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  gplay  » News » J&K CM Azad wins Bhaderwah seat

J&K CM Azad wins Bhaderwah seat

By Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar
Last updated on: April 27, 2006 12:51 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad entered the 87-member state legislative assembly winning the byelection from his home constituency Bhaderwah in hilly Doda district with a thumping majority.

Azad who contested the byelection from Bhaderwah was declared elected on Thursday defeating his nearest rival of the Bharatiya Janata Party Dhantar Singh. Azad got 58,515 votes.

Azad's victory was a forgone conclusion as the enthusiasm of the people in his area to choose their own chief minister outweighed every other consideration.

The counting is still in progress for the three north Kashmir byelections and results are expected by Thursday noon.

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar