Voting for four Rajya Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir began Saturday. Eighty-seven members of the legislative assembly form the electoral college.
Seven candidates – two each from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National Conference and one from the Congress – are in the fray.
National Conference president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah was among the first to cast his vote. He said he is sure of Azad’s victory with his party’s support.