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J&K assembly elections and parties' fortunes
A significant attraction of democracy is that every political crisis is an open carnival for public. The excellence of governance is recognized by the organisation of a crisis, the strength of a politicians measured by his ability to convert a crisis into an opportunity. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi controls events. His each event demands attention. It is a daily diet in politics.

Kashmir is a live issue with Indian and Pakistani government, because it is part of a sovereign territory, not because it is a piece of land. The economic development of that territory, the development of its resources and the prevention of the intrusion of the apparatus of international conflict into the Asian continent, is very much dependent upon ability to maintain hegemony over strategic area.

Jammu & Kashmir state has been a silent witness to worst flood in more than 50 years. The biggest mistake this time was a critical lack of foresight. Despite the fact that Jammu and Kashmir is an unstable region, highly prone area to earthquakes, the state thought that floods could affect no one.

Rehabilitation of flood victims and development of Kashmir valley have become hot issues in the assembly election. Many local parties are raising different issues like discrimination in allotment of development funds to constituencies, resolution on rehabilitation of refugees from West Pakistan and removal of AFSPA.

Narendra Modi has announced the formula of success i.e. minimum government and maximum governance culture to increase the speed of development. In Jammu and Kashmir Bharatiya Janata Party is seeking for an alliance for upcoming assembly election. Parties like the Congress, People's Democratic Party (PDP) and National conference (NC) in J&K are worried due to Modi's wave in the country.

In Lok Sabha 2014 election, more Muslims voted for BJP alliance than for any other party. PM Narendra Modi had said that there was a larger interest to be kept in view, namely the interest of peace.

The Muslim community has suddenly turned towards Bharatiya Janata Party. The satire is the Congress party is losing the Muslim vote bank because it no longer understands the Muslim voters. Indian Muslims have seen through the duplicity of decades. They are declining the politics of fear and demanding development. 

Then, lastly, there is the question of underdeveloped areas. The first thing to remember is that so much of the area in this country is undeveloped.

In 2009 Jammu and Kashmir elections, Omar Abdullah's National Conference had won 28 seats, PDP 21, BJP 11 and Congress 17 seats. PDP leader Mufti Mohammed Sayeed was the favorite leader for the post of chief minister of J&K.

Naturally the attention of the government has been riveted on the development. Not only in the cities but in the remote corners too it has aroused considerable interest. Even far off and far-flung states like Jammu & Kashmir and North East region have been resounding with its echoes.


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