Because the counting is underway within the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Improvement Council election, the BJP has thus far gained 6 seats whereas one seat has been gained by an Unbiased candidate. The counting is underway for a complete of 26 seats within the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Improvement Council, officers stated. BJP, INC and Independents are main on three seats every, as per tendencies. BJP, INC, AAP and 23 Unbiased candidates contested the polls for 26 seats.
The election befell on Thursday in wihich Leh recorded a 65.07 per cent turnout within the sixth Ladakh Autonomous Hill Improvement Council (LAHDC) polls, an official spokesman stated.
BJP has thus far gained seats of Turtik, Hundar, Diskit, Tegar, Panamik, Tangtse, and solely seat was gained by an Unbiased is Chushul. BJP defeated INC candidates within the polls. Counting of votes began on the Amphitheatre of SSK, Tisuru, Leh round 9 am.
An citizens of 89,776, together with 45025 girls, exercised their franchise in 294 polling stations unfold over 26 constituencies throughout Leh district to seal the destiny of 94 candidates together with 26 every of the BJP and Congress.
In addition to the Congress and BJP, the Aam Admi Occasion (AAP) can be making an attempt its luck for the primary time by fielding 19 candidates, whereas the remainder of the 23 contestants are independents.
Regional events together with Nationwide Convention and Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) have chosen to avoid the election. LAHDC-Leh has a complete of 30 seats and 4 councilors are nominated by the federal government.
For the reason that formation of the hill council in 1995, the Congress had swept the polls thrice, whereas the Ladakh Union Territorial Entrance had gained the elections in 2005. The BJP wrested management of the council from Congress for the primary time within the final elections by profitable 18 out of 26 seats.
Kargil district of Ladakh had a separate hill council which was elected in 2018 for a five-year time period.
(With inputs from PTI)