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In Jammu & Kashmir, nine candidates are in the electoral fray while over 13 lakh electors will exercise their right to vote to elect their representative from Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency. The Constituency is going to polls on April 11, first phase of the 2019-General Elections. 

The Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency is spread over 15 Assembly segments of north Kashmir’s Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora districts. The Assembly segments of the Parliamentary Constituency are Karnah, Kupwara, Lolab, Handwara and Langate in district Kupwara. Uri, Rafiabad, Sopore, Sangrama, Baramulla, Gulmarg and Pattan are in Baramulla District while as Gurez, Bandipora and Sonawari fall in Bandipora district. 

The election authorities have established 1749 polling stations at 1387 locations.

Returning Officer for Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency Dr G N Itoo informed that 09 candidates are in the fray for the Baramulla Constituency. Those in the fray now include Haji Farooq Ahmad Mir of INC, Mohammad Maqbool War of BJP, Jahangir Khan of J&KNPP, Abdul Qayoom Wani of J&KPDP, Mohammad Akbar Lone of J&KNC, Raja Aijaz Ali of J&KPC and independents namely Javid Ahmad Qureshi, Syed Najeeb Shah Naqvi and Engineer Rashid. 

Muzaffar Hussain Baig of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won 2014 Lok Sabha elections by defeating his nearest rival Sharief Ud Din Shariq of National Conference by a margin of 29219 votes. 
 
The main contest is between National Conference and PDP that have support base across the length and breadth of the constituency spread over 15 assembly segments in three north Kashmir districts of Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara. 

NC candidate Akbar Lone and PDP’s Qayoom Wani are facing tough contest from Sajjad Lone’s Peoples Conference candidate Raja Ajaz Ali and Independent candidate Engineer Rasheed. However, vote support of the 2009 IAS topper turned politician Dr Shah Faesal and former legislator Ghulam Hassan Mir to Engineer Rasheed is going to be the key factor in making the forthcoming contest interesting. 



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