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Jammu & Kashmir National Conference

National Conference is regional party in the state of J&K. The party was formed in 1932 by Sheikh Abdullah father of Farooq Abdullah (current President of the party). It has dominated state politics post Independence. The party is a family fiefdom of Abdullahs for the past three generations.

Lately its hold has declined among the J&K population and it has formed govt. with the help of Congress. While father Farooq is a minister in UPA II, son Omar is the Chief Minister.

Election Symbol

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Historical Performance in Lok Sabha

The party has won 2-4 seats in every Lok Sabha election since 1967 when elections where forst held in the state. Its best performance was 4 seats in 1999.

1967 1971 1977 1980 1984 1989 1991 1996 1998 1999 2004 2009
Seats 1 0 2 3 3 3 NA 0 3 4 2 3
% of J&K Seats 16.7% 0.0% 33.3% 50.0% 50.0% 50.0% NA 0.0% 50.0% 66.7% 33.3% 50.0%

Prospects in Lok Sabha 2014

The party has tied up with Congress for Lok Sabha polls. Politicalbaaba estimates 2 seats for the party. Don’t be surprised if it joins NDA post polls. Omar Abdullah was a minister in Vajpayee’s govt.

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