The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) made a historic victory against its arch rival, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as the counting of votes for the 280 District Development Council constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir culminated.
The Congress and the Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) are at distant third and fourth positions, respectively.
Polling was held over eight phases from November 28 to December 19, and 51.42 per cent of the 57 lakh eligible voters exercised their franchise in the DDC elections, which was conducted quite peacefully.
The DDC elections hold significance as it was the first major electoral exercise in the Valley since the abrogation of Article 370 last year in August.
DDC poll final results: BJP: 74, NC: 67, IND: 49, PDP: 27, Congress: 26
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