Akbar Lone wins Baramulla

Contrary to speculations of close contest between National Conference and Peoples Conference in Baramulla, NC candidate Muhammad Akbar Lone registered a comprehensive victory by a margin of 29657 votes.

NC managed to get 131999 votes while PC obtained 102235 votes followed by independent candidate Engineer Rashid 100080 votes. The PDP got 52801 votes while Congress candidate got 34058 votes. The BJP managed to get 5448 votes.

Lone showed splendid performance in the PC stronghold Kupwara assembly segment where it managed to get 15447 votes followed by PC 15213 votes. Sonawari assembly segment also gave comprehensive vote share to NC and it managed 24495 votes followed by PC candidate 10777 votes.

Muhammad Akbar Lone has represented Sonawari assembly constituency several times however it was first time that National Conference fielded Lone as parliamentary candidate from the Baramulla parliamentary constituency.

Engineer Rashid surprised everyone by emerging ahead of PDP and trailed just by 2155 votes to PC candidate Raja Ajaz Ali. In contrast to 2014 parliament election in which Rashid got just 22000 votes, he this time received 100080 votes which in terms of vote share is 22.39 percent close to PC vote share of 22.87 percent and ahead of PDP vote share of 11.81 percent.