J&Okay DDC ballot outcomes | Counting of votes for 280 seats begins

The Jammu and Kashmir District Improvement Council election is being seen as a combat between the BJP and different political events within the area

Counting of votes started on December 22 to determine the destiny of two,178 candidates within the fray for the maiden District Improvement Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir, officers mentioned in Srinagar.

The method will deliver to an finish the eight-phase polling course of which was unfold over 25 days. There are 280 DDC seats — 14 in every of the 20 districts of the Union Territory.

The DDC election is being seen as a combat between the BJP and different political events within the area.

The elections to this third tier of Panchayati Raj system have been held for the primary time in Jammu and Kashmir and have been the primary mass polls because the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.

The polling was held over eight phases starting November 28 and ending on December 19 as 51% of the 57 lakh eligible voters exercised their franchise within the elections, which have been largely peaceable.

Seven Kashmir-centric mainstream political events, together with the Nationwide Convention and the Peoples Democratic Occasion, contested the polls in an alliance underneath the banner of the Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) shaped for the restoration of Article 370.

The Congress was initially part of the PAGD however distanced itself from the alliance because the BJP focused the opposition celebration for being in league with the ‘Gupkar Gang’.

Though the Congress went alone within the final seven phases, it’s broadly believed that its understanding with the PAGD stays intact.

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