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Omar congratulates Er Rashid for victory in north Kashmir; Mehbooba says losing part of game

A file photo of Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah.

Srinagar: In response to the electoral outcome in Kashmir so far, former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have expressed their views on their X platforms.

Omar Abdullah tweeted, “I think it’s time to accept the inevitable. Congratulations to Engineer Rashid for his victory in North Kashmir. I don’t believe his victory will hasten his release from prison nor will the people of North Kashmir get the representation they have a right to but the voters have spoken and in a democracy that’s all that matters.”

Similarly, Mehbooba Mufti also took to X, stating, “Respecting the verdict of the people I thank my PDP workers & leaders for their hard work & support despite all the odds. My deepest gratitude to the people who voted for me. Winning & losing is part of the game & wont deter us from our path. Congratulations to Mian sahab for his victory.”

Jailed politician and Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) Engineer Rashid is set for a thumping win in the Baramulla Lok Sabha segment.

Up against political bigwigs, JKNC’s Vice President Omar Abdullah, JKPC’s Sajad Gani Lone, PDP’s Mir Fayaz among others, Er Rashid has so far amassed a total of 343953 votes – as per data available on ECI website at 2:30pm.

Omar Abdullah seemingly the first runner has earned 186890 votes, Sajad Gani Lone 116667 votes and Mir Mohammad Fayaz 20895 votes.

In the Anantnag parliamentary constituency, Mian Altaf has emerged as a frontrunner so far, capturing attention with an impressive 165,512 votes.

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