Several of the candidates from smaller parties and independents won the District Development Commission (DDC) polls in Jammu And Kashmir on the promise that they were the right candidates to resolve the developmental issues
J&K DDC polls: Vouching for Article 370 brings little gain for Gupkar Alliance with high voter turnout, stellar show by Independents
The political exercise in Jammu and Kashmir offers a few indications and markers about the Union Territory’s future and the changing dynamics between a troubled region and the Indian state.
Shikara carrying BJP workers, journalists capsizes during rally in Srinagar's Dal lake; no one injured
The shikara rally was led by Union minister Anurag Thakur. The BJP workers and journalists were rescued by locals, SDRF personnel and police.
If J&K DDC polls can be conducted amid COVID-19, Assembly election should also be held, says Congress
Jammu and Kashmir Congress in-charge Rajni Patil also hit out at the administration for withdrawal of security for party leaders and claimed it was aimed at stopping them from campaigning for ongoing DDC polls
As many as 2,104 polling stations have been set up across the Union Territory, of which 1,193 are hypersensitive and 472 are sensitive
As per official figures, Bandipora thus far recorded the highest turnout in the Kashmir division with 44.82%, in the Jammu division, Doda was the highest with 67.86%
Along with MCC violations, the employees were also suspended due to "alleged involvement in political activities". A spokesperson said that officials will conduct a detailed inquiry into the matter
J&K DDC polls: BJP accuses Gupkar Alliance of deceiving people; NC hits back, asks saffron party to focus on development
The National Conference said since the BJP leaders cannot talk about what they have done in the last six years, they are harping on issues which do not pertain to the development of panchayats
First phase of Jammu and Kashmir DDC election sees 52% turnout; Reasi registers highest polling at 74.62%
State Election Commissioner KK Sharma said 51.76% of the 7,00,842 eligible voters exercised their franchise during the voting which began at 7.00 am and ended at 2.00 pm
NC, PDP owe apology to J&K voters for 'frequently changing political goalposts', says Apni Party's Altaf Bukhari
Addressing a campaign meeting for the DDC polls, he added that these parties are trying to "hoodwink the people by comparing the DDC elections with a referendum"
J&K DDC polls: PAGD candidates confined to secure locations, not allowed to campaign, says Farooq Abdullah in letter to EC
In a two-page letter to J-K Election Commissioner KK Sharma, Farooq Abdullah said providing security to a select few and literally interning the rest is a gross interference in democracy
Nagrota encounter: India summons senior Pakistani diplomat over JeM's attempted attack in J&K ahead of DDC polls
The MEA said that a huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosive material indicate detailed planning for a 'major attack to destabilise security' in the Union Territory
DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir: Politicking over Article 370, seat-sharing eclipse local issues in UT's first election
While on the one hand non-BJP parties are unhappy over their inability to campaign freely, the BJP seems focussed on portraying the Congress and the 'Gupkar Gang' as anti-national
Taking to Twitter, both leaders slammed the Central Government, claiming that the UT administration is blocking candidates opposed to the BJP from campaigning by using security as an excuse
The alliance comprises seven local parties, including National Conference, PDP, and Sajjad Lone's Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference