J&K DDC Election Results 2020 LIVE Updates: Jailed PDP leader Waheed Para wins Pulwama; couldn’t be prouder, says Mufti – Politics News , Firstpost


J&K DDC Election Results 2020 LIVE Updates: PDP youth president Waheed Para, who is in custody of the NIA for alleged links with militants, won the District Development Council elections from Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir

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

J&K DDC Election Results 2020 LATEST Updates: PDP youth president Waheed Para, who is in custody of the National Investigation Agency for alleged links with militants, on Tuesday won the District Development Council (DDC) elections from Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir

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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