Mehbooba Mufti Set For Massive Loss on Stronghold Anantnag Lok Sabha Seat in Jammu and Kashmir
Mehbooba Mufti (Image: PTI/File)

Srinagar, May 23: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti is staring at crushing defeat on stronghold Anantnag Lok Sabha seat in Jammu and Kashmir. According to the latest trends, Mehbooba is finishing at third behind Hasnain Masoodi of National Conference (NC) and Ghulam Ahmad Mir of Indian National Congress (INC). It was a close fight among the trio, but it’s Hasnain, contesting his first general election who left big political figures behind in the race. Omar Abdullah Congratulates Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for BJP’s Victory in Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

In the six constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba-led PDP failed to gain an upper hand in any of the seats. The trends show a neck and neck contest between National Conference and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with three seats being led by each side.

In Jammu, it is Jugal Kishore is leading, Dr Jitendra Singh is leading on Udhampur seat. While BJP’s Jamyang Tsering Namgyal is also leading from the Ladakh seat. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah is leading on Srinagar seat. Mohammad Akbar Lone of NC is leading on Baramulla seat.

Mufti while conceding defeat also had a word of advice for Congress. She tweeted, "Congratulations to Narendra Modi ji for a historic mandate. Today surely belongs to BJP and it's allies. Time for Congress to get an Amit Shah." She also congratulated other winning candidates from NC, by tweeting, "I’ve been fortunate to get the love & affection of my people. They have every right to express their anger for my failings. Accept their verdict with humility. Congratulations to winning candidates from NC. I’m grateful to my party workers & colleagues."