Early Trends Show Gupkar Alliance Leading DDC Polls Counting In J&K

Counting for the eight phase District development Council elections, that began at 9 am today morning shows the PAGD leading at 10 seats, while BJP is at 9 seats

Raghav N

December 22, 2020

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As counting for the recently concluded District Development Council (DDC) elections started today in Jammu and Kashmir, early trends show the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) leading at nine votes, while the Gupkar team, represented by regional homegrown politicians raising their voice against the revocation of Article 370 is at 10 seats. Congress is trailing with two seats till now and others have clocked 11 seats for themselves.

The fate of 2,178 candidates fighting for the 280 seats will be decided today. The eight-phase polls started on 28 November and ended on 19 December.

The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), a unit that is fighting these elections together comprises of parties including the National Conference headed by veteran politician Farooq Abdulah and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by former J&K state Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. After the BJP attacked the Congress for allying with the Gupkar gang, the latter distanced itself from the PAGD.
The results can be accessed from anywhere as they will be available online. The counting is expected to go on till late evening after which the outcome will be announced.

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