Srinagar, Oct 8 (UNI) National Conference (NC) and Congress alliance secured absolute majority in the 5th general elections of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development council (LAHDC) on Sunday.
NC emerged the single largest party securing 12 seats while Congress got 10 seats, officials said.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won two seats while two independent candidates also declared victorious in the elections. Aam Aadmi Party failed to open their account in LAHDC-K Council.
National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah announced its victory in the LAHDC election said these serve as a wake-up call for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
“The BJP was dealt a resounding defeat at the hands of the NC-Congress alliance in Kargil today”, Omar said in a statement.
Among others the prominent NC candidates who registered their win are Abdul Wahid who wins from Bhimbhat Constituency with a voting margin of 52 votes, PunchokTashi registered his win from Padum Constituency with a voting margin of 54 votes and Manzoor Ul Husain wins from Yourbaltak Constituency with a voting margin of 90 votes.
Congress Candidate Abdul Hadi won Tai- Suru Constituency with a voting margin of 261 votes and Abdul Samad won from Ranbirpora-Drass Constituency with a voting margin of 575 votes respectively.
BJP Candidate Padma Dorjey wins a triangular contest at Stakchay Khangral Constituency with a voting margin of 177 votes, defeating Syed Hassan of Congress and Ghulam Hussain NC.
The first-ever civic elections in Kargil district was held on October 4 since Ladakh was carved out of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019 as a separate Union territory.
In these polls, the BJP was up against a united opposition of Congress and National Conference on 26 seats of the 30-member Council. 85 candidates contested the polls, with 22 representing the Congress, 17 from the NC, 17 from the BJP, four from the Aam Aadmi Party and 24 Independent candidates.