Will pollsters get it right this time in Kashmir?

Jammu/Srinagar: As Jammu and Kashmir's regional National Conference (NC) and the Congress gear up to fight their arch rivals, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), those trying to forecast the
will pollsters get it right this time in kashmir...
India TV News Desk 22 Mar 2014, 03:09 PM IST
Jammu/Srinagar: As Jammu and Kashmir's regional National Conference (NC) and the Congress gear up to fight their arch rivals, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), those trying to forecast the Lok Sabha poll results are likely to again stumble.

The C-Voter national poll projection said the BJP and the PDP would get two seats each and the Congress and the NC one each out of Kashmir's six Lok Sabha seats.

The NDTV-Hansa research survey said the NC would win all the three Lok Sabha seats of Srinagar, Baramulla and Anantnag in the Kashmir Valley. It was silent on the Jammu, Udhampur and Ladakh seats.

Poll predictions in the past have rarely proved right in Kashmir. For example, in 1977 most political pundits said the Janata Party would get the majority of seats during the assembly elections here.

The results showed despite the groundswell in the rest of the country, the Janata Party was badly routed in the Valley. (The Janata Party had been formed in the euphoria following the lifting of the emergency the same year and had also swept to power at the centre but infighting saw its govenment lasting less than three years)

 
 
 

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