Anantnag Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates: National Conference's Hasnain Masoodi leading
Mufti won again in the 2014 Lok Sabha election but resigned as MP in 2016 to become the chief minister of the state.
Anantnag Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 3
Total electors: 12,99,659 (2014 estimates)
Female electors: 6,15,929
Male electors: 6,83,691
Assembly Constituencies: Tral, Pampore, Pulwama, Rajpora, Wachi, Shopian, Noorabad, Kulgam, Hom Shali Bugh, Anantnag, Devsar, Dooru, Kokernag, Shangus, Bijbehara, Pahalgam
Results in the last four elections: In 1999, JKNC candidate Ali Mohammed Naik won the election from this constituency. In 2004, JKPDP leader Mehbooba Mufti beat the JKN candidate by over 38,000 votes to be elected as the MP from here. Mirza Mehboob Beg, the JKN candidate who had been defeated in 2004, won the majority in 2009. Mufti won again in the 2014 election but resigned as MP in 2016 to become the chief minister of the state.
Demographics: Lying in the southern part of the Kashmir Valley, the Anantnag constituency is spread across four districts of Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam, and Anantnag. Interestingly, the Election Commission of India, in an unprecedented move, has decided to hold elections in this constituency in three phases. Politics in this strategically important constituency has been boiling since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in July 2016.
A police official said the search operation at Wanigam Bala in the Kreeri area of the Baramulla district turned into an encounter after the militants opened firing on the security forces, who retaliated.
The Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was identified as Irshad Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Baramulla's Pattan, police said.
Manoj Sinha was addressing the gathering at the attestation-cum-passing out parade of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Constables at Manigam Police Training School