The counting of DDC elections will be held on Tuesday. (Photo- ANI)
DDC Election 2020: DDC election was held in eight phases. This is the first electoral exercise after removing the provisions of Article 370 and dividing Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.
Seven political parties of Kashmir-centric mainstream had secretly contested under the banner of the People’s Alliance of Gupkar Declaration. These parties also include the National Conference and the People’s Democratic Party. All necessary arrangements for counting of votes have been made and counting of votes will begin in all the 20 districts of the union territory from 9 am.
State Election Commissioner KK Sharma on Sunday reviewed the preparations and other arrangements for the counting process. Sharma said, ‘The election officer will be in charge of the counting process for each DDC constituency. To ensure transparency, the entire counting process will be monitored and video recording will be done. The election of DDC was held in eight phases. This is the first electoral exercise after removing the provisions of Article 370 and dividing Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.read this also- Night curfew in Mumbai’s urban areas since yesterday, orders to be more vigilant for 15 days
67.60 and 47.56 percent election for the post of Panch and Sarpanch
In the last phase of the by-election for the post of Panch and Sarpanch in Jammu and Kashmir, the turnout was 67.60 percent and 47.56 percent respectively. The State Election Commissioner gave this information on Sunday. Along with the election of the District Development Council (DDC), voting was also held on Saturday for the eighth phase of the panchayat by-election. In the final phase, by-elections were held for 285 vacancies for the post of Panch.
State Election Commissioner KK Sharma said, “Out of a total of 53,817 voters, 36,378 exercised their franchise and 596 candidates were in the fray.” He said that during the last phase of Panch by-election, 84.07 percent polling was recorded in Jammu division and 65.92 percent in Kashmir division.