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Presidential candidates to lose 9,280 votes in Jammu and Kashmir – The New Indian Express

Express press service

SRINAGAR: Presidential candidates would lose 9,280 votes in Jammu and Kashmir in the absence of a Legislative Assembly, and no representatives in Rajya Sabha.

Only five Lok Sabha members, including three from the National Conference and two from the BJP, will vote.

While Draupadi Murmu is certain to get 1,400 votes from BJP MPs, Yashwant Sinha would get 2,100 votes from NC. Each MP has a vote value of 700.

However, with J&K having no Assembly, the candidates would lose 6,480 votes, as it has 90 seats, the value of each vote until the repeal of Section 370 being 72.

Moreover, J&K used to send four MPs to Rajya Sabha, getting 2,800 votes.

The J&K Assembly would not participate in this exercise for the second time.

In 1992, a similar situation occurred as the Lok Sabha election could not be held in 1991 due to the insurgency.

SRINAGAR: Presidential candidates would lose 9,280 votes in Jammu and Kashmir in the absence of a Legislative Assembly, and no representatives in Rajya Sabha. Only five Lok Sabha members, including three from the National Conference and two from the BJP, will vote. While Draupadi Murmu is certain to get 1,400 votes from BJP MPs, Yashwant Sinha would get 2,100 votes from NC. Each MP has a vote value of 700. However, with J&K having no Assembly, the candidates would lose 6,480 votes, as it has 90 seats, the value of each vote until the repeal of the article 370 being 72. Moreover, J&K used to send four MPs to Rajya Sabha, getting 2,800 votes. The J&K Assembly would not participate in this exercise for the second time. In 1992, a similar situation occurred as the Lok Sabha election could not be held in 1991 due to the insurgency.