In Jammu and Kashmir, the counting of elections for the 280 seats of the District Development Council (JK DDC Results) is underway. This time there is a tough fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Gupkar alliance of Kashmir parties.
State Election Commission officials said that a total of 2178 candidates, including more than 450 women candidates, are in the fray in these elections held in eight phases in the union territory.
The first phase of voting was held on 28 November and the eighth and final phase was held on 19 December. In all, 51 percent of the 57 lakh eligible voters exercised their franchise in these elections which were conducted in a peaceful manner.
A day before the counting of votes, at least 20 political leaders have been detained as a precautionary measure. These leaders also include three senior officials of the People’s Democratic Party. The PDP president and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has criticized the Modi government for detaining its party leaders. Mehbooba Mufti has alleged that BJP can tamper with the election results in this way.
These were the first elections held in Jammu and Kashmir after provisions of Article 370 were abrogated and Jammu and Kashmir was made a Union Territory in August 2019.
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District Election Officer ( Deputy Commissioner) Srinagar, Dr Shahid Choudhary informed that results of all 14 DDC constituencies have been declared. As per the final results Independents have been declared winners in 7 constituencies including Srinagar-I, Qamarwari-I, Qamarwari-II, Harwan-I, II, IV and VI while JKAP candidates were declared winners from constituencies Harwan-V, Khanmoh-I and Srinagar-III. Four political parties won one seat each , including , BJP won Khanmoh -II, PDP Khanmoh-III , NC Harwan -III and JKPM Srinagar -II.
Leads/ Win 210/280
PAGD 88 (Lead 84, Won 4)
BJP 44 (Lead -43 Won 1 )
INC 21 (Lead 20, Won 1)
JKAP 7 (Lead 6, Won 1)
OTHER 50 (Lead 43, Won 7).