Jammu and Kashmir DDC Election Results 2020 Highlights: The Farooq Abdullah-led People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration made a big victory in the first elections held in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of the erstwhile state’s special status in August 2019. The alliance has won 110 seats, while the BJP emerged as the single largest party by getting 75 seats after securing the largest vote share in the union territory.
Out of the 278 seats for which results have been declared by the J-K Election Commission so far, besides the PAGD and the BJP, Independent candidates have won 50, Congress 26, Apni Party 12, PDF and the National Panthers Party two each and the BSP one.
The results of two constituencies – one each in Bandipora and Kupwara districts of north Kashmir – are still awaited as counting of votes has been deferred there till further orders, officials told news agency PTI.
National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah has alleged that the J&K authorities are “collecting” the independent candidates for the BJP. Taking to Twitter, Omar alleged than an an ex-MLC of the party was taken away by the police to prevent him from contacting the independent DDC members elected in his district, and that the authorities are transporting the members to Srinagar for “discussions”.
The poll results mean that the BJP has secured control of at least six District Development Councils (DDCs) in Jammu and none in Kashmir. The People’s Alliance has a majority in nine DDCs, all in the Valley. As there is no clear-cut majority in the five councils, the independent candidates are likely to play the role of king makers.