J&K Congress has a plan to checkmate BJP, deny it power in 15 district councils

Out of the 278 DDC seats for which results have been declared by the J&K election commission so far, the Congress party bagged 26 seats. The BJP emerged as the largest single party with 75 seats. The Jammu and Kashmir Congress says it will do everything possible to checkmate the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and keep it away from power in district development councils by possibly aligning with anti-BJP parties and independents in around 15 districts of the Union Territory where the saffron party doesn’t have a clear majority. JKPCC…

Read More

Won’t fight elections till Article 370 is restored: Mehbooba Mufti

The results of the Jammu and Kashmir local polls have “exposed” the BJP-led central government and prove that people have not forgotten Article 370, former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said today as the Gupkar alliance won big in district council elections. Ms Mufti said the alliance, which includes her People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Farooq Abdullah’s National Conference, could have done much better had it been given a level playing field.“People have voted en masse for the alliance. It is loud and clear for Delhi to understand that people have…

Read More

Those who sought votes for Article 370 restoration should bring it back within one month: Junaid Mattu

The city Mayor and Apni Party leader on Wednesday said that the candidates who emerged victorious after seeking votes for the restoration of special status, should bring it back within a month. “It stands the responsibility of those people who bagged votes on Article 370 abrogation to bring special status back within one month,” Mattu said while addressing a presser at Srinagar Municipal Committee office here, as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) He said that the District Development Council (DDC) elections were meant for the development process, but candidates…

Read More