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With Congress, Gupkar alliance has majority in 12 DDCs in J&K, but parties still wary

December 24, 2020 7:28 am

The Kashmir Division and Jammu Division comprise 10 DDCs each, and every DDC is divided into 14 territorial constituencies, elections for which were held over eight phases. For clear majority in a DDC, any party or alliance requires a minimum of eight seats.

RS Prasad on J&K DDC polls: 'BJP got more votes than NC, PDP, Congress together... message clear'

December 24, 2020 7:56 am

Calling it a win for democracy, Ravi Shankar Prasad said the number of votes that the BJP gathered was more than the combined votes of the National Conference, PDP and Congress.

Both BJP, Gupkar Alliance make their point in DDC polls. What's lost is a framework of disempowerment

December 24, 2020 8:53 am

As such, politics will not be driven by Kashmir versus Delhi fighting for political power. Instead, it will be Jammu versus Kashmir for primacy in decision making or Poonch versus Pulwama for allocations; in other words, manageable demands.

J&K DDC polls: Gupkar alliance wins big; BJP emerges single-largest party

December 23, 2020 8:52 pm

Independent candidates have won 50, Congress 26, Apni Party 12, PDF and the National Panthers Party two each and the BSP one.

Jammu and Kashmir DDC Election Results 2020 Highlights: J&K administration trying to 'collect' Independent candidates for BJP, Omar alleges

December 29, 2020 9:06 am

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) DDC Election Results 2020 Highlights: Seven political parties, including the NC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), contested the polls in an alliance, under the banner of PAGD. This was the first election in the Union Territory after the abrogation of Article 370 in August 5 last year.

Tavleen Singh writes: Is it any wonder that in Modi’s India dissidence is being seen as sedition?

November 22, 2020 11:12 am

When it comes to dog whistles it is true to say that both Hindu and Muslim ‘leaders’ are guilty. But, it is those who hold high office in Modi’s government who have the highest platforms and the loudest whistles, so they need to show the highest responsibility.

Farooq Abdullah: PAGD candidates not allowed to canvass... security can’t be excuse

November 22, 2020 2:35 am

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti has also raised the issue, claiming that the Centre is ‘sabotaging’ participation of non-BJP parties in DDC polls, and has called for an intervention by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.

BJP will expose Congress over Gupkar: Devendra Fadnavis

November 19, 2020 10:00 am

Fadnavis said that “we will raise the issue every day”. “We will expose the Congress,” he said.

'Fighting elections in alliance also anti-national now?': Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah hit back at Amit Shah over 'Gupkar gang' jibe

November 17, 2020 10:16 pm

"BJP can stitch as many alliances in its hunger for power but somehow we are undermining national interest by putting up a united front," Mufti said in a tweet.

BJP slams Congress for joining Gupkar alliance, asks if it wants Article 370 restored

November 17, 2020 1:50 am

The senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, which is contesting the local body elections, has now been joined by the Congress. The Gupkar alliance has declared restoration of Article 370 provisions as its agenda, he said.