Union home minister Amit Shah (File Photo/PTI)
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Union dwelling minister Amit Shah on Wednesday congratulated the individuals of Jammu and Kashmir for “such great turnout” within the maiden district growth council (DDC) elections. Shah additionally “heartily thanked” the individuals for voting his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) because the single-largest occasion within the elections.

“I heartily thank our sisters and brothers of J&K for voting BJP as the single largest party in the District Development Council elections. BJP under the leadership of PM @narendramodi ji will continue to work relentlessly towards the prosperity and development of the J&K region,” Shah tweeted on Wednesday. “Congratulations to the people of J&K for such great turnout in DDC polls. I applaud the efforts of our security forces & local administration for successfully conducting these multi-phased elections. This will further boost the morale and trust of people of J&K in democracy,” he added.



“Modi government is doing everything possible to restore the grass root democracy in Jammu & Kashmir. The recently held DDC polls for the first time in the history of J&K is the testimony of the same. The mass participation in these elections reflects people’s faith in democracy,” Shah posted in a subsequent tweet.


As of four:30 pm on Wednesday, the BJP had received 75 of the 280 DDC seats. The National Conference (NC) was second with 67 seats, adopted by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at 27 seats. The Congress was victorious on 26 seats. Independent candidates, in the meantime, received on 50 seats. The BJP made inroads in Kashmir for the primary time, profitable three seats within the area whereas the vast majority of its seats had been from the Jammu area.


The NC and PDP had contested as members of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), a collective of six regional events in search of restoration of Article 370. Together, the PAGD was victorious on 110 seats.

The eight-phase DDC polls, which occurred between November 28 and December 19, had been the primary main electoral train in Jammu and Kashmir for the reason that abrogation of Article 370 final August, which led to the scrapping of the area’s particular standing. Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh, had been additional cut up into two separate Union territories.


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