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.
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.
|% 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.