Jammu & Kashmir is the northernmost state of India and has three regions: Jammu, the Kashmir valley and Ladakh. J&K is the only state in India which operates under Article 370, which grants it a special autonomy, by which no law apart from defence, communication and foreign policies, can be enacted in this state before they have been approved by the state legislature. Jammu & Kashmir also has its own flag and Constitution, and bars Indians from others states from purchasing property or land in this area.
Jammu and Kashmir elections always attracts National interest because of the constant security threats this region receives. J&K has been a volatile state owing to terrorism, but people have shown exemplrary courage in the past to come out and vote in large numbers. Despite calls for Assembly election boycott in 2008, it was clearly declined by the residents, and almost 60% voting was recorded.
Jammu & Kashmir Constituencies for 2009 Polls:
The major Lok Sabha Parliamentary election players in J&K are the NC, INC, PDP and BJP. Jammu and Kashmir has 6 Parliamentary Constituencies, which go to poll in 5 phases for India election 2009. Here's a list of the Lok Sabha seats in Jammu & Kashmir for 2009:
Constituencies in J&K
1 - Jammu
2 - Udhampur
3 - Anantnag
4 - Srinagar
5 - Baramulla
6 - Ladakh
2004 Results from Jammu & Kashmir:
If you prefer looking at past results, to get a projection for this year's election, then here's the tally of seats bagged by political parties in J&K during 2004 elections.