DDC Chairperson Election: JKAP Wins Chairperson, Vice-chairperson Posts In Shopian

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Apni party on Saturday won the chairman and vice-chairman posts in the DDC chairperson elections in Shopian district.

Bilqees Jan DDC member from Zainpora-Shopian with Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari

Official sources told the news agency KNO that JKAP candidate Bilqees Akhtar polled 8 votes while her rival candidate from PAGD secured 6 votes.

They said that the vice-chairman post was decided through a draw of lots as there was a tie. “The vice-chairman post was also won by JKAP.”

They said that Bilqees Akhter of Wachi who had won DDC elections from Zainapora-1 block and will be the first chairperson of Shopian while Irfan Manhas will be vice-chairperson.

It is pertinent to mention here that both PAGD and AP had the support of seven DDC members each, however, one among PAGD members voted in favour of Apni.

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