Srinagar, Dec 22: The destiny of practically 2,200 candidates for the 280 District Improvement Council (DDC) seats in Jammu and Kashmir shall be selected Tuesday, as counting of votes will start for the eight-phase polls held for the primary time within the union territory.
The polling was held over eight phases starting November 28 and ending on December 19 as 51.42 per cent of the 57 lakh eligible voters exercised their franchise within the elections, which had been largely peaceable.
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The PAGD is predicted to emerge as the one largest grouping on the hustings on Tuesday, adopted by the BJP in a detailed second place whereas the Congress is predicted to fill the third place.
Though the Congress went alone within the final seven phases, it’s extensively believed that its understanding with the PAGD stays intact.
The Congress was initially part of the PAGD however distanced itself from the alliance because the BJP focused the opposition social gathering for being in league with the ”Gupkar Gang”.
Seven Kashmir-centric mainstream political events, together with the Nationwide Convention and the Peoples Democratic Celebration, contested the polls in an alliance underneath the banner of the Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) fashioned for the restoration of Article 370.
The elections to this third tier of the Panchayati Raj system had been held for the primary time in Jammu and Kashmir and had been the primary mass polls after the abrogation of provisions of Article 370 in August 2019.
Officers within the State Election Fee mentioned a complete of two,178 candidates, together with over 450 girls, had been within the fray for the 280 DDC seats.
Sharma directed the deputy commissioners that COVID-19 protocols should be noticed via necessary masks and hand sanitiser at every desk, apart from all of the counting workers and different officers ought to compulsorily put on masks earlier than getting into the counting halls.
State Election Commissioner Ok Ok Sharma on Monday mentioned all vital preparations for the counting of votes have been made.