haratiya Janata Party (BJP) opened its account in Srinagar as its youth leaer Aijaz Hussain won the seat in Balhama on the outskirts of the city.
In the ongoing counting for District Development Council (DDC) elections, PAGD candidates are leading on 87 seats, while as BJP candidates are leading on 45 seats, reports said.
The counting for 280 DDC constituencies is being held today across Jammu and Kashmir.
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The DDC election is being seen as a fight between the BJP and other political parties in the region.
The elections to this third tier of Panchayati Raj system were held for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir and were the first mass polls since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.
The polling was held over eight phases beginning November 28 and ending on December 19 as 51 per cent of the 57 lakh eligible voters exercised their franchise in the elections, which were largely peaceful.