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|October 6, 1999||
NC swallows valley, set to take Ladakh
After retaining the Srinagar and Baramulla seats, the National Conference is now all set to win Anantnag and Ladakh.
An official spokesman said the NC's Omar Abdullah, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah's son, retained the Srinagar seat defeating his nearest rival, Mehbooba Mufti (People's Democratic Party), daughter of former Union home minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, by 36,854 votes.
Omar polled 55,542 while Mehbooba got 18,688 votes.
Abdul Rashid Shaheen of the NC was declared elected from Baramulla defeating his nearest rival Muzaffar Hussain Baig of the PDP by 38,113 votes. Shaheen polled 84,243 votes and Baig 46130 while former Union minister Saifuddin Soz secured just 11,230 votes.
NC's Ali Mohammad Naik is leading by a margin of 9000 votes over his nearest rival Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in the Anantnag parliamentary seat while Hassan Khan, again of the NC, is leading by a margin of over 4,000 votes in Ladakh.
Mufti had won Anantnag on a Congress ticket in 1998.
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