Women were seen singing and dancing as National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah reached Jammu and Kashmir's Nagam village as part of his poll campaign. This was in complete contrast to the 2017 bypolls, when Farooq Abdullah contested from here and nobody would come out to root for him. The bypolls had recorded a dismal 7% voting, and was marred by widespread violence and civilian killings. Srinagar is going to the polls for the second time in two years, and Farooq Abdullah is contesting yet again. The controversy over the special constitutional position of Jammu and Kashmir has become the central issue in this election, after the BJP announced that it would scrap Articles 370 and 35A.