SRINAGAR: By 1 pm, People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) is leading on 67 seats out of 165 trends available so far in the ongoing District Development Council polls. So far officially there was only one results that was declared. It was Shaista Aslam winning from Harwan-I DDC segment against the PAGD’s Shazia Parvez.
Shaista secured 474 votes while Shazia managed 345 votes.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ahead on 52 seats; Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party on four seats; Congress on 13 and Independent candidates are leading on 26 seats.
Among the PAGD, the National Conference is leading on 38 seats; PDP on 17 seats; Peoples Conference on five seats; Jammu Kashmir Peoples Movement on two and Communist Party of India (M) on five seats.
The Peoples Democratic Front is ahead on one seat while National Panthers Party is also leading on one also. The Dogra Swabhiman Sanghathan is leading on one seat.
The elections to the first-ever DDCs in Jammu and Kashmir were in eight phases from November 28 to December 19 with 51 per cent of the 57 lakh eligible voters exercising their franchise in the elections. The DDC polls are the first election exercise post abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A
The counting in at least two segments – Darugmulla and Hajin (A), have been stopped for some reasons. Mobile internet services have been snapped in south Kashmir districts ahead of counting for District Development Council elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
The internet speed has also been downgraded across other districts of the Valley with 4G services in Ganderbal being pinned down to 2G speed. Reporters are facing problems inadequate coverage in Pulwama and Bandipore.