KARGIL — The National Conference (NC) and Congress alliance have won 22 seats in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil elections.
26 seats of the council went to polls on October 4 which recorded 77.61 percent polling with 74,026 of the 95,388 voters exercising their right.
The National Conference (NC) won 12 seats, making it the single largest party, while its ally Congress registered victory in 10. The BJP won two seats, while two Independent candidates also registered victory, Officials said according to PTI.
The National Conference (NC) and Congress had announced a pre-poll alliance but fielded 17 and 22 candidates, respectively. Both parties said the arrangement was restricted to areas where there was a tough contest with the BJP, they said.
The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were used for the first time for the council elections which took place at 278 polling stations across the district.
The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil was the first election to be held in Ladakh after it was declared as a Union Territory following the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir state.