The elections were held this year after the previous PP-INC Coalition led by Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad collapsed after the Amarnath Controversy. However, that issue seemed to have played to the BJP's favour, which won an amazing 11 seats, up from just 1 seat last time.
The elections have been described as a 'vote for democracy' by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The Chief Election Commissioner of India described it as the most 'credible election' held in the state. The election saw very few incidents of violence and a high turnout. People seem to have voted for better civic amenities and jobs.
Meanwhile, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti appears to be trying to form an alliance with some parties, but it has become quite clear that the JKNC-INC combine will govern the state.
Federal Elections and elections in the states of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh next year.