Now that the three major parties of the state are gearing up for the Rajya Sabha Elections the three MLAs are yet to lay their cards. The lone threat to the BJP, Ghulam Nabi Azad’s fate depends on the decision of the three MLAs including two independents. Congress has the backing of NC and for veteran Congress candidate Azad’s smooth sail in these Elections, he is trying hard to ensure these two votes.
The BJP too has been trying to coax two of them to abstain from voting in the RS elections so as to derail Azad’s entry into the Upper House of Parliament. The three leaders- Udhampur MLA Pawan Kumar Gupta, Langate Legislator Engineer Abdul Rashid and Khan Sahib representative Hakim Mohammad Yasin are yet to announce their mandate.
BJP on the other hand, has already stocked the support of People’s Conference MLAs Sajjad Gani Lone from Handwara and Bashir Ahmad Dar from Kupwara. The independent MLA Agar Baqir Rizvi from Zanskar has claimed his support for the PDP.