It is being induced, from the polling which happened in South Kashmir that people may have voted in large numbers to bring change. The result may be disappointing for the ruling dispensation but poll watchers say election is like cricket, and nothing can be said till the last over is bowled. “The ruling party couldn’t make to people’s attention this time around”, says a professor from Anantnag.
There has been a great deal of voter turnout in Anantnag which is believe to work against the incumbency.
“National Conference was of the idea that not many people will come out to vote but it turned the opposite,” says Nazir Lone, a govt employee.
If reports are to be believed some of the Congress supporter may also have voted for opposition due to local differences. Poll analysts say people are looking for change as they are fed up with same politicians and same policies. They now want a change which definitely does not lie with the ideology of National Conference and congress, say a local.
Meanwhile, National Conference-Congress coalition candidate for Baramulla Lok Sabha seat Sharif-ud-Din Shariq faced the wrath of workers for supporting his relative who grabbed the forest land.
Shariq faced wrath of his own workers and people because according to them he supported a wrong person.
The brother-in-law of Shariq is said to have grabbed 20 acres forest land at Zandfaran area of North Kashmir. The people vented their anger, and alleged that land scams which were carried out by ruling politicians, and their cohorts was responsible for their opposition. It is violations like these made by ruling party officials, and their supporters which seem to have added to the frustration of the common man in Valley.