Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh
If best performance is to be top criteria in making of chief minister (CM) and deputy chief minister (DCM) then there is no question of horse trading or resorting any other illegal or illogical methods for the same. Going by the results of recently held assembly election if victory of highest vote margin can be taken criteria for CM and lowest vote margin for DCM then it is evident that from BJP, West Jammu constituency, Sat Sharma is the only choice for the post of CM. Sat has won by a huge margin of 51,000 record votes against Surinder Singh Shingari, who secured 18000 votes from a total voters segment of 1, 53,000 votes.
Similarly, the winner with lowest vote margin is none other than Nazir Ahmed Gurezi, who won by a margin of 140 votes over his rival Faqir Mohd Khan. Gurezi enjoyed MoS Sheep and animal husbandry besides various other departments in Omar Abdullah’s cabinet. Gurezi’s constituency has nearly 17500 votes in total and 13400 votes were polled. Going by the promises and programmes of all the political parties they have once again shown that they are least committed towards society they live in and come from but are most seriously concerned about power grabbing and self interests. Out of 87 member assembly only two women have made it assembly if the Governor’s rule is not imposed.
Habbakadal repeated Shamim Firdos (48) for NC and Asiea(44) first timer for PDP from Hazratbal constituency. Sikhs and Kashmiri Pandits had not made to 16th assembly again. They are eyeing nominating seats if and when government formation takes place. Most of the political stalwarts had been forced to eat dust and seven smaller party candidates’ including independents and others made it to win. Some of them who made it assembly again include Mufti Mohd Sayeed who won with a margin of 6000 votes. Omar Abdullah with 900 votes,Deputy CM former Tara Chand lost with a margin of 15000 votes and former Deputy Speaker Sartaj Madni lost with a margin of 1600 votes to Congress leader Mohd Amin Bhat.