The victory of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in much prestigious Anantnag by-election is not only big sigh of relief to People Democratic Party (PDP) but equally to its partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
In this election, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti won with huge margin of around 12000 votes from her nearest rival Congress candidate Hilal Shah while NC candidate Iftikhar Hussain Misgar finished third. Believe it or not that this election was a prestigious issue for coalition partner while main opposition parties Congress and National Conference (NC) left no stone unturned to bite the dust to Mehbooba and putting her political career in limbo but also a jolt to PDP-BJP coalition.
Though all opposition parties have protested for alleged tampering of EVM and demanded cancellation of by-polls while PDP termed the protest as frustration of defeat. In this election Congress party utilized all types of resources including taking service of Bollywood and cricket star but the voters of Anantnag in this election have proved that they are sensible and cannot be fooled by anyone.
The result of this election has also served as approval of Valley to this coalition government having different ideology. The people also ignored the shutdown call given by separatist as usual and came out openly to cast their voters but also rejected negative politics of NC and Congress.
It has been proved that the people want peace and development and are fed up with violence. With this win, Mehbooba Mufti has also set record of not losing any election in her election career so far.
Above all the voters of Anantnag are not immature and cannot be made fool by negative politics of both NC and Congress, who have been blaming PDP for making alliance with BJP since the government came to power.
The people have rejected both NC and Congress candidates as they know that in last coalition government NC and Congress miserably failed in all front.
They have realized that PDP-BJP coalition government is going in right direction to take out the state from present morass towards era of peace and development.
In addition the result of this election would play a great role in political development of the state in the days to come as this is the first election after forming of PDP-BJP alliance. It is not only in the interest of the state but country that NDA government led by Prime Minister Narinder Modi give strong support to Mehbooba Mufti to overcome all