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Images: Victorious NC in driver's seat
October 03, 2008
The National Conference has emerged as the single largest party in a hung assembly returned by the voters in Jammu and Kashmir for the second consecutive term.
The NC has pocketed 28 seats, the same as last term, while rival People’s Democratic Party has improved its tally by six, winning 21 seats in the 87-member House.
The Bharatiya Janata Party which had just one seat in 2002 elections has sprung a surprise by drastically improving its tally, winning 11 seats this time.
The Congress was the only loser in terms of numbers, with its tally coming down from its old score of 20 to 17 this time.
Text: Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar
Image: Officials begin counting at a Srinagar polling station.
Photographs: Umer Gani