|S Tahir-ul Haq|
Early Times Report
BARAMULLA, May 23: Senior National Conference leader and former speaker, Mohammad Akbar lone won the Baramulla-1 Parliamentary Constituency with a margin of around 31,000 while as he was followed by the former IGP and senior leader of JKPC, Raja Aijaz Ali with 101378 and they were trailed by a former legislator from Langate Constituency and Independent Candidate, Er Rashid by 99591 votes.
There were total 457931 out of which Jahangir Khan of JKNPP got 4142, Qayoom Wani of PDP begged 52382, Haji Farooq of JKINC got 33990, Mohammad Akbar Lone of JKNC got 131333 votes, Mohammad Maqbool Lone of BJP got 5425 votes, Raja Aijaz Ali of JKPC got 101378, Javid Qureshi (Independent) got 3283 votes, Syed Najeeb Naqvi (Independent) got 4888 votes, and Engineer Rashid got 99591votes, till the last reports of counting came.
However there were total fourteen candidates out of whom 4 nominations were rejected and one had withdrawn his candidature while as 9 candidates were in fray for the Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency, including Haji Farooq Ahmad Mir of INC, Mohammad Maqbool War of BJP, Jahangir Khan of J&KNPP, Abdul Qayoom Wani of J&KPDP, Mohammad Akbar Lone of J&KNC, Raja Aijaz Ali of J&KPC and independents namely Javid Ahmad Qureshi, Syed Najeeb Shah Naqvi and Engineer Sheikh Abdul Rashid.
There are total fifteen assembly segments for Baramulla-1 Parliamentary Constituency including Karnah, Kupwara, Lolab, Handwara, Langate, of Kupwara district, Sangrama, Baramulla, Gulmarag, Pattan, Uri, Rafiabad, Sopore of Baramulla district Sonawari, Bandipora and Gurez of Bandipora district.
In the first phase of elections, the polling for Baramulla constituency was held on April 11, from 7 am to 6 pm. There were total 13, 08,541 electors, 6, 74,417 males, 6, 34,083 females and 41 transgender. The constituency has 7953 Persons with Disability (PwD) voters and 157 marked as VVIP (Voter Verification and Information Programme) electors.
Baramulla District has 6, 36,459 electors including 3, 27,933 males, 308512 females, 14 transgender, 3484 (PwD) and 116 (VVIP marked electors). As many as 859 polling stations were established at 692 locations.
Similarly Kupwara has 4, 38,285 electors including, 2, 25,259 males, 2, 13,016 females and 10 transgender. These include 1896 (PwD) and 19 VVIP marked voters, who were supposed to cast their votes at 578 polling stations set up at 484 locations.
While as Bandipora district has 2, 33,797 electors- 1, 21,225 males, 1, 12,555 females, 17 transgender, 2573 (PwD) and 22 VVIP marked electors. The authorities had set up 312 polling stations at 211 locations in the district.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) had issued a notification on March 18 for general election to Baramulla parliamentary constituency that comprises of Baramulla-Banipora and Kupwara constituencies
However the last date of filling of nomination was fixed on Mar 25, while as scrutiny of papers was on Mar 26, and last date of withdrawal of candidature was Mar 28.