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J&K DDC Election Results: BJP bags 52 seats, opens narrative in Kashmir; Gupkar Alliance wins 82 constituencies

The seven-party Gupkar alliance led by Farooq Abdullah became once ahead in the seat tally in the maiden District Construction Council polls in Jammu and Kashmir by winning or main in 112 seats out of 280 on Tuesday, followed by the BJP which had received 52 seats, including three in the Valley for the necessary time, and became once frontrunner in 18.

The Other folks’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) has bagged 82 seats and is main in 30. Thirty-eight Independents, mainly disgruntled leaders from all political events, like been declared winners and the same quantity are main in numerous seats.

The Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) set apart apart up a unpleasant efficiency by bagging seven seats and main in one other 5. The Congress has to this level received 19 seats and is main in 9 different council seats.

The eight-part DDC polls, which started on November 28, is additionally the necessary election after Jammu and Kashmir’s special space below Article 370 became once revoked closing one year and it became once reorganised into a Union Territory. In the election, 140 seats every in the Jammu and Kashmir areas went to polls.

The traits in most seats in the DDC elections are in step with expectations: the BJP maintained its strength in the Jammu division whereas the PAGD, which contains regional heavyweights the National Convention (NC) and the Other folks’s Democratic Party (PDP), is ahead in Kashmir, besides Pir Panchal and the Chenab Valley areas of Jammu.

Counting of votes for the eight-part elections started at 9 am at the district headquarters. A total of two,178 candidates were contesting in these elections: the necessary for the rationale that erstwhile affirm misplaced its special space below the Constitution on August 5, 2019.

There are 280 DDC seats: 14 in every of the 20 districts of the Union Territory. The DDC election is being seen as a fight between the BJP and different political events in the gap.

The elections to this third tier of the Panchayati Raj blueprint were held for the necessary time in Jammu and Kashmir and were the necessary mass polls for the rationale that abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.

The polling became once held over eight phases foundation of 28 November and ending on 19 December as 51 percent of the 57 lakh eligible voters exercised their franchise in the elections, which like been largely peaceable.

Seven Kashmir-centric mainstream political events, including the National Convention and the Peoples Democratic Party, contested the polls in an alliance below the banner of the Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) fashioned for the restoration of Article 370.

The Congress became once first and necessary an a part of the PAGD nonetheless distanced itself from the alliance as the BJP focused the Opposition party for being in league with the ‘Gupkar Gang’.

Although Congress went alone in the closing seven phases, it is widely believed that its thought with the PAGD remains intact.

Jailed PDP formative years leader Waheed Para wins poll

PDP formative years president Waheed Para, who is in the custody of the National Investigation Company for alleged hyperlinks with militants, received the DDC elections from Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir. Para defeated BJP candidate Sajad Ahmad Raina.

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti stated she became once overjoyed with her party’s formative years leader to register a take.

Para became once arrested by the National Investigation Company (NIA) on 25 November, a pair of days after submitting nomination papers as a Other folks’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) candidate.

The NIA claimed Para became once arrested in connection with the Naveed Babu-Davinder Singh case for supporting Hizbul Mujahideen in conspiracy with different accused individuals.

Para became once regarded as to be a key motivator for formative years to affix mainstream politics in Pulwama and adjoining Shopian districts of south Kashmir when militancy became once raising its head there again.

As secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Sports actions Council from 2016 to 2018, Para played a valuable role in organising carrying events in the nook and corner of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir affirm which integrated the Ladakh space.

BJP’s Aijaz Hussain wins from Khonmoh-II

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday received an election in Kashmir for the necessary time as its candidate Aijaz Hussain bagged the Khonmoh-II District Construction Council seat in Srinagar, PTI reported.

In the intervening time, Vibodh Gupta, the party’s Jammu and Kashmir unit current secretary claimed that the consequences of the polls were a reflection of oldsters’s faith in Top Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.

“The oldsters of Kashmir exhibited their faith in PM Narendra Modi’s vision of Naya Kashmir, and sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas,” Gupta stated. Commenting on Hussain’s victory, in explain, Gupta stated that it belongs to party contributors in Kashmir “who like shed their blood stopping a noteworthy battle in opposition to terrorism”.

“BJP’s maiden victories in DDC elections in Kashmir talk of two reports: one o

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