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2014 Assembly Elections Results at a Glance

Summary of 2014 Assembly elections results: seats, votes polled and so on. No party managed to secure a majority in the 87 member house but the PDP led by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed ploughed ahead with 28 seats while the BJP secured a record 25 seats, all in the Jammu region. Read Insight Report Here
For detailed constituency-wise results go here.

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CM Asks Police To Release Political Prisoners

Date: 5 March 2015
Separatists have a reason to smile after Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed directed the police to initiate a process of releasing all those political prisoners against whom no criminal charges are registered. 'Releasing political prisoners will send a positive message across the political spectrum of the state. Dissent in democracy makes the system vibrant and dynamic and we should always try to evolve such a system. Democracy is a battle of ideas and it should not be held hostage to the agreements or disagreements on issues,' Mufti said while chairing a meeting with the police top brass in Jammu.
[courtesy: DNA]

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