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J&K DDC Election Results 2020 Updates: In Jammu region, BJP leads in 53 seats, National Conference 20 seats and Congress 13 seats

J&K DDC Election Results 2020 LIVE Updates: So far, the BJP is leading in 48 seats and has won eight whereas the PAGD alliance is currently ahead in 71 seats and has won 25

FP Staff December 22, 2020 19:10:57 IST
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J&K DDC Election Results 2020 Updates: In Jammu region, BJP leads in 53 seats, National Conference 20 seats and Congress 13 seats

Counting of votes for 280 constituencies of District Development Council (DDC) underway at Sher-I Kashmir International Conference Centre in Srinagar. ANI

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16:41 (ist)

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People have shown faith in PM and his policies: Aijaz Hussain

The BJP on Tuesday won an election for the first time from any seat in Kashmir while facing regional heavyweights like the National Conference and the PDP. Aijaz Hussain won the Khonmoh-II District Development Council seat in Srinagar, while Aijaz Ahmad Khan gave the party more reason to cheer by winning the Tulail seat in Bandipora district.

Crediting the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hard work of party workers for his success, Hussain said the DDC election was a fight between the BJP and rest of the parties.

Senior BJP leader and Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had campaigned for the BJP candidate in the predominantly Shia area of Balahama in the Srinagar district periphery.

Hussain said the BJP has put up a good fight against the regional parties in the valley who had come together on a single platform -- Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration. "They all came together against the BJP as they were afraid of it. But, still the BJP won seats from the valley. Now, they should introspect. People want development and this is a vote for development," he said.

The BJP candidate said the alliance was "spreading communal propaganda", but this win "shows there is no place for that now". "People want development and this win inspires us to work harder for securing seats in the assembly whenever the elections are held in the future," Hussain said.

The counting for the DDC polls has been completed in Srinagar with the independent candidates winning half of the seats.

-PTI

12:29 (ist)

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BJP leads in 6 seats, Congress ahead in Jammu district

As per News18the BJP is currently leading in 6 and Congress leading in one seat in Jammu district, while independent candidate Bilkees Jan won Zainporan Shopian seat. 

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Dec 22, 2020 - 19:39 (IST)

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People of J&K have given full support to Gupkar alliance, says Omar Abdullah

National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said people from Jammu as well as Kashmir have extended complete support to the Gupkar alliance and endorsed its plan seeking restoration of Jammu and Kashmir's special status by giving a befitting reply to the BJP in the DDC polls.

His remarks came amid the counting of votes of the District Development Council (DDC) elections, in which the People's Alliance on Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) is leading in 81 seats and has won 30 so far whereas the BJP is leading in 56 and has won eight seats till now.

The Congress is leading in 19 seats and has bagged four seats so far.

-PTI

Dec 22, 2020 - 19:13 (IST)

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People of Kashmir have exhibited faith in PM Modi, says J&K BJP in-charge

Congratulating party candidates who registered victories in the District Development Council (DDC) elections, Jammu and Kashmir BJP general secretary Vibodh Gupta said the people of the Valley have exhibited their faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The BJP on Tuesday won an election for the first time from any seat in Kashmir while facing regional heavyweights like the National Conference and the PDP.

"The people of Kashmir exhibited their faith in Hon'ble PM Narendra Modi's vision of naya Kashmir, and sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas," Gupta, who is also party's in-charge for Kashmir, was quoted as saying by PTI.

"This victory belongs to the party workers of Kashmir who have shed their blood fighting a tough battle against terrorism," the BJP leader added.

Dec 22, 2020 - 19:07 (IST)

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JKPCC president's son loses DDC polls from Anantnag

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president Ghulam Ahmad Mir' son Naseer Ahmad Mir on Tuesday lost the District Development Council (DDC) polls from Anantnag district of the union territory, reports PTI.

Naseer Ahmad Mir, who contested from the Verinag constituency of the south Kashmir district, lost to independent candidate Peer Shahbaz Ahmad.

Son of the JKPCC president, Naseer Ahmad Mir had plunged into electoral politics for the first time. His father, a former minister, has been the JKPCC president for two consecutive terms since 2015.

Ghulam Ahmad Mir had also lost his last election when he contested the Parliamentary polls from the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency. He was defeated by National Conference's Hasnain Masoodi in the 2019 polls.

Dec 22, 2020 - 18:33 (IST)

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 PAGD alliance ahead in 71 seats, BJP leading in 48

According to news agency PTI, the PAGD is currently leading in 71 seats and has won 25 so far whereas the BJP is leading in 48 and has won eight seats till now. The Congress is leading in 19 seats and had bagged four seats so far. The PAGD is an alliance of seven political parties of Jammu and Kashmir, including the NC and the People's Democratic Party.

Dec 22, 2020 - 18:20 (IST)

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DDC poll trends, results eye-opener for BJP: Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday termed the results and emerging trends of the District Development Council polls as an eye-opener for the BJP and its "proxy political party", and said people have rejected the decision of revoking the erstwhile state''s special status.

Abdullah, who is the vice president of the National Conference (NC), told PTI that the results and trends are an "important milestone" for the People''s Alliance on Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) as they endorse the "out view" that revoking the special status of the erstwhile state of J-K and downgrading it into a Union Territory was not accepted by the people.

"Now if the BJP and its proxy political party believe in democracy, as they have stated, they should immediately reverse their decision and respect the verdict of the people of this region," he said.

Dec 22, 2020 - 18:03 (IST)

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BJP's performance in polls reflection of PM's commitment to inclusive empowerment: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi 

The BJP's performance in DDC Elections is a reflection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to Inclusive Empowerment, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi tweeted on Tuesday.

Dec 22, 2020 - 17:32 (IST)

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Independent candidates dominate in Srinagar

The counting for the DDC polls has been completed in Srinagar with the independent candidates winning half of the seats. "The returning officers in Srinagar district have declared the results of District Development Council elections in all the 14 constituencies and handed over election certificates to winning candidates," District Election Officer (Deputy Commissioner) Srinagar, Shahid Choudhary was quoted saying by PTI.

He said as per the final results, independent candidates have been declared winners in seven constituencies: Srinagar-I, Qamarwari-I, Qamarwari-II, Harwan-I, Harwan-II, Harwan-IV and Harwan-VI.

Former finance minister Altaf Bukhari-led Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) candidates were declared winners in three constituencies: Harwan-V, Khanmoh-I and Srinagar-III.

Four political parties-- BJP in Khanmoh-II, PDP in Khanmoh-III, NC in Harwan-III and JKPM in Srinagar II have won one seat each.

Dec 22, 2020 - 17:22 (IST)

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JKPC’s Parmeet Kour wins Rafiabad seat

People's Conference Parmeet Kour wins Rafiabad's seat. “Parmeet Kour JKPC wins Rafiabad DDC seat. My profound congratulations to Miss Parmeet Kour and to the secular traditions of our region,” JKPC chairman Sajad Lone tweets.

Dec 22, 2020 - 17:13 (IST)

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Independents win 7 seats out of 14 in Srinagar

Out of 14 DDC seats in Srinagar, Independents have won 7 seats, Apni Party emerged victorious at 3 seats and one seat each by BJP, PDP, National Conference, Jammu & Kashmir People's Movement, Srinagar District Election Officer Dr Shahid Choudhary told ANI

Dec 22, 2020 - 17:00 (IST)

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PDP candidate wins from Eidgah Srinagar

Rehan Parvez of PDP wins from Eidgah Srinagar in the Urban Local Body elections. "This was expected. People have shown their support. I'll be working for the development in the area," she told ANI

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Of the 108 constituencies in Jammu region, BJP was leading in 53 seats, National Conference 20 seats, Congress 13 seats, Jammu Kashmir Apni Party 4 seats, Jammu Kashmir National Panthers Party 2 seats, Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan on one seat and independents were leading on 14 seats.

Of the 113 leads so far, the People's Alliance is ahead on 67 seats (National Conference 28 and People's Democratic Party 25) in Valley followed by the independent candidates leading on 28 seats.

Of the 76 leads in Kashmir Valley, the People's Alliance is ahead in 48 seats (NC 21, PDP 16, PC 5, CPIM 4, People's Movement 2) while Independents are leading on 16 seats.

The Gupkar alliance was leading in 10 of the 25 DDC seats for which trends were available. The BJP was leading in six seats followed by the Apni Party (three) and Congress (two), PTI reported.

Counting of votes for the recently concluded Jammu and Kashmir District Development Council (DDC) elections is underway. The eight-phased election began on 28 November and ended on 19 December.

The fate of nearly 4,181 candidates for the 280 District Development Council (DDC) seats in Jammu and Kashmir will be decided on Tuesday.

A day before the counting of votes in the District Development Council polls in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities on Monday took into preventive custody at least 20 political leaders, including three senior PDP functionaries.

PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti described the detention of her party leaders as "out and out Gunda Raj" and accused the BJP of planning to "manipulate" the results.

Officials said the authorities took 20 leaders, including Sartaj Madni, Mansoor Hussain and Naeem Akhtar of the PDP, into preventive custody during the day.

Similar action is being taken against mainstream politicians in other districts of Kashmir Valley as well, the officials said.

Taking to Twitter, Mufti said three senior leaders of the party - Sartaj Madni, Mansoor Hussain and Naeem Akhtar - were "arbitrarily detained".

While Madni and Hussain were detained earlier in the day, Akhtar was taken into custody late in the evening.

Mehbooba said, "Total lawlessness as PDP's Sartaj Madni and Mansoor Hussain have been arbitrarily detained today on the eve of DDC election results. Every senior police officer here is clueless as it is 'upar say order'. No rule of law in J&K anymore. It is out and out Gunda Raj."

Madni, a former deputy speaker of the erstwhile assembly of Jammu and Kashmir, is also Mehbooba's uncle, while Hussain is a former MLA. Both the leaders are from south Kashmir.

In another tweet this evening, Mehbooba said Akhtar was abducted by Jammu and Kashmir Police and is being taken to MLA hostel. She added democracy was being murdered in J-K.

The first-ever DDC elections in Jammu and Kashmir were held in eight phases and authorities have put in place all arrangements for counting of votes on Tuesday.

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