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J&K Election Results: Huge Gain for BJP, Hung Assembly Likely

Srinagar, Dec 23: The election results in Jammu and Kashmir might have brought disappointment for many, but the BJP powered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered its best performance in state making huge gains in the assembly polls. Even though, the PDP led by Mehbooba Mufti is in first place but fell short of majority with 28 seats.

The modi wave continued to create magic in the state as the party managed to win 27 seats, was pushed to second spot in the election. This was the BJP's first serious bid for power in the Muslim-majority state.

The verdict showed that the state is heading for a hung assembly as no party attained a majority in the 87-member assembly. The national congress leader Omar Abdullah, who served as the chief minister of the state, was heavily punished by the voters for the devastating floods, his party was placed third with 12 seats only.

The coming hours will be crucial for all the parties to decide the ways to form the government. However, BJP president Amit Shah has made it clear that options are open and party will decide the future steps.

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