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DDC Polls: PAGD Bags Over 100 Seats, BJP Emerges As Single Largest Party By Winning 73 Seats

Srinagar/Jammu: The seven-party Gupkar alliance led by Farooq Abdullah was forward within the seat tally within the maiden District Growth Council polls in Jammu and Kashmir by profitable or main in 112 seats out of 280 on Tuesday, adopted by the BJP which emerged as the one largest occasion because it received 73 seats together with three within the Kashmir valley for the primary time.

The Folks’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) has bagged 100 seats and was main in 12 others, based on information from the union territory’s election fee.

Forty-seven Independents, primarily disgruntled leaders from all political events, have been declared winners and 6 extra have been main in different seats.

The Jammu and Kashmir Apni Occasion (JKAP) put up a dismal efficiency by bagging 11 seats and main in one other seat. The Congress thus far received 22 seats and was main in 5 different council seats.

The eight-phase DDC polls, which started on November 28, are the primary election after Jammu and Kashmir’s particular standing below Article 370 was revoked final 12 months and it was reorganised right into a Union Territory. Within the election, 140 seats every within the Jammu and Kashmir areas went to polls.

The tendencies in most seats within the DDC elections have been in accordance with expectations — the BJP maintained its energy within the Jammu division whereas the PAGD, which incorporates regional heavyweights the Nationwide Convention (NC) and the Folks’s Democratic Occasion (PDP), was forward in Kashmir, apart from Pir Panchal and the Chenab Valley areas of Jammu.

A day forward of counting of votes, authorities had detained a number of PDP and second-rung NC leaders, together with Naeem Akhtar, Sartaj Madni, Peer Mansoor and Hilal Ahmad Lone. No purpose was given for the detentions.

Senior PDP chief Waheed Parra, who’s at current in jail after the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) arrested him in a terror funding case, received from Pulwama-1 and polled 1,323 votes towards BJP’s Sajjad Ahmed Raina who polled solely 321 votes.

The BJP had one thing to cheer about within the Kashmir valley as three of its candidates — Aijaz Hussain, Aijaz Ahmad Khan and Minha Lateef — received from Khonmoh-II seat in Srinagar, Tulail seat in Bandipora district and Kakpora in Pulwama respectively.

That is for the primary time the BJP has registered a win within the Valley whereas going through regional heavyweights just like the NC and the PDP.

Highlighting the wins in Kashmir area, BJP basic secretary Vibodh Gupta congratulated the victorious occasion candidates, particularly those that had received in Kashmir, and stated the individuals of the Valley have exhibited their religion within the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“The people of Kashmir exhibited their faith in Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi’s vision of Naya Kashmir, and sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas,” Gupta, who can also be the occasion’s in-charge for Kashmir, stated.

He stated the victories marked a “change of wave” within the Valley and added that the maiden victory in Kashmir “speaks of two stories — one of a tough fight by the BJP, marking the beginning of a new era in the Valley, and the other of conveying a strong message to Gupkar Gang that the end of their communal and divisive politics is near.”

Senior BJP chief and Union minister Jitendra Singh stated, Three BJP candidates have received from Srinagar. It’s testimony to the truth that individuals of Jammu and Kashmir consider in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s imaginative and prescient for the event of the Union Territory”.

Nonetheless, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti and NC vice chairman Omar Abdullah stated the outcomes of the DDC elections have made it clear that the individuals of Jammu and Kashmir have voted for the Gupkar alliance and rejected the Centre’s choice to abrogate Article 370.

Abdullah was fast sufficient to counter the BJP’s claims, tweeting, “I perceive the temptation to over play the three seats the BJP has received within the valley however why underplay the 35 wins/leads of the @JKPAGD in Jammu province .

“We aren’t Kashmir based parties, we are political parties with strong support in both Kashmir AND Jammu,” the NC chief tweeted.

Abdullah advised PTI that the outcomes and rising tendencies of the DDC polls needs to be an “eye-opener” for the BJP and its “proxy political party”. He was apparently referring the JKAP.

The PDP President stated, Immediately’s DDC outcomes have made it clear that folks of J&Okay voted en masse for @JKPAGD thus rejecting the unconstitutional choice to abrogate Article 370. They’ve overwhelmingly supported @JKPAGD which stands for restoration of J&Ks particular standing .

Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram stated the DDC election outcomes present that the voters of the Kashmir valley have firmly rejected the BJP and its “misguided” Kashmir coverage.

“Undeterred by the denial of democratic rights, the voters of the Kashmir valley have firmly rejected the BJP and its misguided Kashmir policy. I compliment the voters for their courage and resolve,” he stated on Twitter.

Chidambaram additionally tweeted, “Even in the Jammu region, a significant number of voters have rejected the divisive and polarising politics of the BJP”.

The BJP’s former minister Shakti Raj Parihar was trailing from each his seats in Doda district, whereas former ministers Aijaz Khan (JKAP) and Abdul Gani Malik (NC) emerged victorious from Thuroo constituency and Mahore constituency in Reasi district.

Among the many outstanding losers from Kashmir have been Naseer Ahmad Mir, son of state Congress chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir. He misplaced to unbiased candidate Peer Shahbaz Ahmad.


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