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Will form next Kashmir government on our own, says PDP
December 22, 2014 10:23 AM
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday said it was confident of forming the next government in Jammu and Kashmir on its own and would not align with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Reacting to some media reports that said that the PDP had said that it was open to forming an alliance with the BJP if it does not get the needed simple majority of 44 in the 87-member state assembly, the PDP's chief spokesman Naeem Akhtar said, "No, we did not say we will form an alliance with the BJP." "We said we will form the next government in the state on our own as we are confident of getting the required numbers. So there is no need for us to say we will form an alliance with the BJP or any other party." Source: IANS
Voting ends in Kashmir, over 65 percent turnout
December 20, 2014 05:55 PM
The fifth and final phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir ended peacefully on Saturday, with over 65 percent of the voters casting their ballot in 20 constituencies, officials said. "Polling ended peacefully in all the 20 constituencies of Jammu, Rajouri and Kathua districts at 4 p.m. today (on Saturday)," an Election Commission official said. Initial figures indicated that 65 percent voters turned up to exercise their franchise till the voting process ended. "However, these figures are subject to variation as final reports about poll percentages are still coming in. The day's poll process was peaceful," the official said. A total of 213 candidates were in fray. Eleven constituencies voted in Jammu, four in Rajouri and five in Kathua district. Counting for all the 87 assembly seats will be held on Dec 23. Source: IANS
Militants gun down village headman in Kashmir
December 20, 2014 12:34 PM
Militants on Saturday killed a village headman in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said. "Gulam Ahman Bhat, headman of Bomai village in Sopore district, was shot dead from close range by militants today morning. While being shifted to hospital, he succumbed to his bullet injuries," a senior police officer said in Srinagar. The officer said that police have registered an FIR on the incident and an investigation has been initiated to identify the culprit. Source: IANS
Vote in record numbers: Modi
December 20, 2014 11:38 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged voters to turn out in record numbers as balloting took place in the fifth and final phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand. "I urge all those voting in the fifth and final phase of Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand assembly polls to turn out in record numbers and vote," Modi tweeted. In this phase, voting will be for 20 constituencies of Jammu and Khashmir where over 18 lakh voters are eligible to decide the political fate of 213 candidates. A total of 2,366 polling stations have been set up. In Jharkhand, 3,690,069 voters in this phase will decide the political fate of 208 candidates including 16 females. Polling is taking place at 3,773 polling booths. Source: IANS
Kashmir polls: Voters queue up in Jammu
December 20, 2014 11:35 AM
Despite the fog and the chill, enthusiastic voters queued up at polling stations on Saturday in Jammu in the fifth and final phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Ballotting began on a slow note early in the morning but as the day progressed, more and more men and women turned up at the polling booths. Polling is being held in 20 assembly constituencies that are spread over Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts. Three polling stations were set up at the Kendriya Vidyalaya in Gandhinagar constituency of Jammu district. In the first half an hour, around 50 votes had been cast in Jammu as voters came in large numbers to elect representatives for the 12th state assembly. Source: IANS

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About Jammu & Kashmir Elections


Jammu and Kashmir, snuggled on the circuit of the Himalayas, has always been the point of discontentment between India and her neighbour Pakistan. Like in other states in India, this state also has multi-party democratic system of governance.

Quick facts for Jammu and Kashmir Elections 2014

Parliamentary Constituencies
6
Assembly Constituencies 87
Ruling PartyJammu & Kashmir National Conference
Opposition PartyPeoples Democratic Party
Chief MinisterOmar Abdullah
GovernorNarinder Nath Vohra
Chief Electoral OfficerUmang Narula
AddressOffice of the Chief Electoral Officer, Old Secretariat, Srinagar (May to Oct)
Currently, Indian National Congress and National Conference are in majority in the state legislature with 17 seats and 28 seats respectively. Under article 370, Jammu and Kashmir was granted a special autonomous status.

The Assembly Elections of 2002 in the Jammu and Kashmir seemed to be turning point in the political history. The elections helped in restoring the faith of people of Jammu and Kashmir. It was the time when PDP came into the power and soon there was a new chapter which was ready to be written in the political history of the state. In the last Assembly polls of Jammu and Kashmir, the National Conference won 28 seats, People's Democratic Alliance 21 seats, Congress party 17 seats, BJP registered their win in 11 seats, while others won 10 seats.

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Quick facts for J&K Elections 2014 About Jammu & Kashmir Elections Administrative structure
Issues of the state Political Parties in Jammu and Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly
Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council List of Chief Ministers of J&K List of Governors of Jammu and Kashmir
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of J&K Latest News And Update Party Wise Lok Sabha Election Results 2014
PCs and ACs Elections Results of J&K Cabinet Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir

About Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Election 2014


The Election Commission of India (ECI) team visited Jammu and Kashmir to review the situation in the state to decide on when the Assembly elections should be held. The team Headed by Vinod Zutshi (Deputy Election Commissioner) was in Jammu on a three-day visit beginning 7th October and held a meeting with CEO Umang Narula. Also on his visit, the deputy election commissioner met representatives of different political parties from the state to review the situation. Finally, a decision was held to hold Assembly elections in the state from November 25. The Legislative Assembly of J&K comprises 87 members whose fate will be decided by 6,933,118 voters. Major political parties in the state are National Conference (NC), the Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (PDP). At present, the NC and INC make up the majority in the state legislature, with 28 and 17 seats respectively.

But the ruling coalition partners, the NC and the INC will not get into any pre-poll alliance for the upcoming assembly elections in the state and will contest against each other.

The victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in all the three LS seats in the Kashmir valley is a big boost to the party as it prepares for the Assembly elections. PDP stood first in 41 of the 87 assembly seats in 2014 LS polls. On the other hand, the BJP will launch its Mission 44+ seats in the Assembly elections to have its own Government in the state. But according to the statistics, the highest number of seats the BJP could win was 11 in the last assembly elections that took place in 2008.

Looking at the political scenario in the Kashmir Valley after 1996, it would not be possible for INC to get simple majority on its own in the J&K Legislature. The National Conference too needs to change its policies if it wants to taste victory.

Administrative structure



The state has a special status within the union government of India. Unlike the rest of the states, Jammu and Kashmir enjoys special autonomy under Article 370 of the Constitution of India. The Union government has direct legislative powers only in matters of defense, foreign policy, and communications within the state and has indirect influence in matters of citizenship, Supreme Court jurisdiction, and emergency powers.

Under the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, the governor is the head of state, and is appointed by the President of India. He is assisted by the Chief Minister and a council of ministers. The legislature consists of two houses: the Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) and the smaller Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad). The members of Vidhan Parishad are elected by various groups of politicians, local administrators, and educators and a few by the governor. The state sends six members to the Lok Sabha (Lower House) and six members, elected by the combined Legislative Assembly and Council, to the Rajya Sabha (Upper House). The High Court consists of a chief justice and 11 other judges, who are appointed by the President of India.

Issues of the state



Some of the major issues that have dominated the electoral process in the state include the self rule or autonomy for J&K, separatism, militancy, presence of security forces and other issues including development, unemployment, education, electricity and water.

For many years militancy has been a major hindrance to the development of the state. Economic development comes as a result of investment and there won’t be any investment in an area where there is political instability and armed conflict.

The issue of unemployment among the youth poses a big challenge for the political parties. The lack of employment opportunities is taking the youth to drugs and insurgency.

Political Parties in Jammu and Kashmir



The main national level political parties in Jammu and Kashmir include the
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (JKNC), The Indian National Congress (INC),
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) The Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (JKPDP)

State Level Political parties in Jammu And Kashmir



All Jammu and Kashmir Patriotic Peoples Front Democratic Janata Dal (Jammu and Kashmir)
Jamaat-e-Islami Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party Mallah Insaf Party
Praja Parishad Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014


In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in Jammu & Kashmir, both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) bagged three seats each. J&K has only six Lok Sabha seats for which elections took place in five different phases. A low voter turnout was reported in J&K in all phases.

The Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is a very sensitive state in terms of politics. There are several major issues in the state which includes the question of the civilian rights, Kashmiri Hindus, Kashmir migrants, separatist movements etc. Presently, the state is ruled by an INC alliance and Omar Abdullah is the Chief Minister of J&K.

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly



Jammu and Kashmir has a bicameral legislature and the Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir or the Jammu and Kashmir Vidhan Sabha is the lower house of the legislature. The first legislature of kingdom of now the state of Jammu and Kashmir was of the Maharaja of Kashmir Hari Singh in 1934. However, it was considered undemocratic as there were restrictions on the participation of any political party. Later when first free democratic elections were held in the state in 1957, the National Conference got a majority in the new constituent assembly with Sheikh Abdullah as the head of government. The members of the Legislative Assembly are presently 87 and serve the assembly for a six-year term. While the assembly is administered by Speaker, the leader of the house is the chief minister.

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council



The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council or the Jammu and Kashmir Vidhan Parishad constitutes the upper house of the legislature of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The members of this house serve a fixed six year term with one-third of the members retiring every two years. There are 36 seats in the council.

List of Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir



Sl. No.Chief Ministers of Jammu and KashmirFromTo Party
1Omar AbdullahJan 5, 2009PresentJKNC
2President's RuleJul 11, 2008Jan 5, 2009
3Ghulam Nabi AzadNov 2, 2005Jul 11, 2008INC
4Mufti Mohammad SayeedNov 2, 2002Nov 2, 2005PDP
5President's RuleOct 18, 2002Nov 2, 2002
6Farooq AbdullahOct 9, 1996Oct 18, 2002JKN
7President's RuleJan 19, 1990Oct 9, 1996
8Farooq AbdullahNov 7, 1986Jan 19, 1990JKN
9President's RuleMar 6, 1986Nov 7, 1986
10Ghulam Mohammad ShahJul 2, 1984Mar 6, 1986JKANC
11Farooq AbdullahSep 8, 1982Jul 2, 1984JKN
12Sheikh AbdullahJul 9, 1977Sep 8, 1982JKN
13President's RuleMar 26, 1977Jul 9, 1977
14Sheikh AbdullahFeb 25, 1975Mar 26, 1977JKN
15Syed Mir QasimDec 12, 1971Feb 25, 1975INC
16Ghulam Mohammed SadiqMar 30, 1965Dec 12, 1971INC


List of Governors of Jammu and Kashmir



Sl. No.Governors of Jammu and KashmirFromTo
1Narinder Nath VohraJun 25, 2008Present
2S.K. SinhaJun 4, 2003Jun 25, 2008
3Girish Chandra SaxenaMay 2, 1998Jun 4, 2003
4K. V. Krishna RaoMar 12, 1993May 2, 1998
5Girish Chandra SaxenaMay 26, 1990Mar 12, 1993
6JagmohanJan 19, 1990May 26, 1990
7K. V. Krishna RaoJul 1989Jan 19, 1990
8JagmohanApr 26, 1984Jul 1989
9Braj Kumar NehruFeb 22, 1981Apr 26, 1984
10Lakshmi Kant JhaJul 3, 1973Feb 22, 1981
11Bhagwan SahayMay 15, 1967Jul 3, 1973
12Yuvraj (Crown Prince) Dr. Karan SinghMar 30, 1965May 15, 1967


Cabinet Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir


Name of MinistersMinisteries
Mr. Omar Abdullah Hon'ble Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir
Mr. Tara Chand Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for School Education
Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather Hon'ble Minister for Finance & Ladakh Affairs
Peerzada Mohd. Sayeed Hon'ble Minister for Public Enterprises, Haj, Auqaf and Floriculture
Mr. Ali Mohammad Sagar Hon'ble Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats
Mr. Mian Altaf AhmadHon'ble Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology
Mr. Taj Mohi-ud-din Hon'ble Minister for Health and Medical Education
Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora Hon'ble Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies
Mr. Sham Lal Sharma Hon'ble Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control
Mr. Ghulam Hassan Mir Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture Production
Ms. Sakina Itoo Hon'ble Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Public Grievances
Mr. Raman Bhalla Hon'ble Minister for Housing, Horticulture and Culture and additional charge of Sports and Youth Services
Mr. Mohammad Akbar Lone Hon'ble Minister for Higher Education
Choudhary Mohammad Ramzan Hon'ble Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution and Transport
Mr. Ajay Sadhotr Hon'ble Minister for Planning & Development and Labour & Employment
Mr. Ghulam Ahmad Mir Hon'ble Minister for Tourism
Mr. Abdul Majid Wani Hon'ble Minister for R&B and Mechanical Engineering
Mir Saifullah Hon'ble Minister for Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs
Mr. Ajaz Ahmed Khan Hon'ble Minister of State Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation (Independent Charge)
Dr. Manohar Lal SharmaHon'ble Minister of State Fisheries, Cooperative, Printing & Stationery and Elections(Independent Charge), Hon'ble Minister of State Finance and Planning, Higher Education, Forests, Environment and Ecology, Labour and Transport
Mr. Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo Hon'ble Minister of State Industries & Commerce (Independent Charge) Minister of State for Home, R&B and Mechanical Engineering, Housing & Urban Development, Tourism & Culture
Mr. Feroz Ahmad KhanHon'ble Minister of State Science & Technology and Information Technology(Independent Charge), Minister of State for Medical Education, School Education, Youth Services & Sports
Mr. Nazir Ahmad Khan (Gurezi) Hon'ble Minister of State Animal & Sheep Husbandry (Independent Charge), Minister of State for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Horticulture, Agriculture & Floriculture
Mr. Viqar Rasool Wani Hon'ble Minister of State Technical Education (Independent Charge), Minister of State for Law, Justice, Parliamentary Affairs, Rural Development and Panchayats, Social Welfare, Power, Hospitality & Protocol, Information and Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Jammu and Kashmir



Umang Narula (IAS) is the Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir. He is also the Commissioner and Secretary to Government of the Election Department. During the months of May-October, the official address is Block-A, Old Secretariat, Srinagar. However, from November to April, the official address is 2nd Floor, Vikas Bhawan, Rail Head Complex, Jammu.

Contact details:
Office Phone: 0194-2473609 (Srinagar)/0191-2477519 (Jammu)
Residence Phone: 0194-2501769 (Srinagar)/0191-2437869 (Jammu)
Fax: 0194-2452654 (Srinagar)/0191-2477389 (Jammu)
Mobile: +91-9419036231
Email: ceo-jk@nic.in

Last Updated on December 20, 2014


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