Jammu and Kashmir Local Body Election Results 2019 Highlights: 217 independent candidates were elected to the post of chairperson in the maiden Block Development Council (BDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir, with the BJP winning in 81 of the 310 blocks, news agency PTI reported. Nearly 100 per cent polling was recorded in the first-ever BDC polls in the state. The polling began Thursday morning amid tight security.
The Block Development Council forms the second tier of the Panchayat Raj system in J&K. All the 23,629 panches and 3,652 sarpanches of the Panchayats voted to elect the chairperson of the Block Development Council. There are a total of 316 blocks of which elections were scheduled to be held on 283 blocks. According to CEO Shailendra Kumar,” the polling started at all the polling stations this morning. There has been no reports of delay from anywhere.”
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But with the mainstream political leadership detained since August, and, barring the BJP, all the major parties — NC, PDP and Congress — deciding to boycott the polls, questions are being raised about the credibility of the process.