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J-K Civic Poll Results: BJP wins 43 seats out of 75 in Jammu Municipal Board

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 20 Oct 2018, 06:01:27 PM
Counting of votes for 52 Civic Bodies in Jammu and Kashmir is underway (ANI Photo)

Counting of votes for 52 Civic Bodies in Jammu and Kashmir is underway (ANI Photo)

New Delhi :

The counting of votes for the 52 civic bodies in Jammu and Kashmir is underway on Saturday and the results of the same will be announced later in the day. The elections in the 79 municipal bodies across the state were held in four phases on October 8, 10, 13 and 16, respectively. A total of 17 lakh votes were eligible to exercise their franchise. As many as 3372 nominations were filed for 1145 wards.

Of 79 civic bodies, elections could not be held in 27 civic bodies in the Valley due to no candidate or only one candidate had filed nominations. In the absence of two major regional parties – National Conference (NC) and the People's Democratic Alliance (PDP) – the fight is between the traditional rivals the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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In Jammu Municipal Board there are 75 wards and BJP has won 43 seats, Indian National Congress won 14 seats.

The unprecedented victory for the saffron party has given it control of at least four of the 20 civic bodies in the four districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian. (PTI)

The BJP won the urban local body elections in four districts of militancy-infested south Kashmir Saturday, winning 53 of the 132 wards, where polls were held over four phases earlier this month, election officials said.

The results of 94 wards of south Kashmir have been declared so far in which the Congress has managed to win 28 seats. The party, thus, will have control of at least three municipal bodies.

# BREAKING: INC wins on Ganie Mohalla, Khanpora, Wahadatpora, Bazar Mohalla, Karipora and Kharpora municipal wards. BJP wins on Narispora, Housing Colony Ompora, Dobi Mohalla and Mohanpora municipal wards in Budgam.

Counting of votes for 52 civic bodies is underway across Jammu and Kashmir today.

# The results of Jammu and Kashmir Urban Local Body Elections will be declared later today. 

Counting of votes for 52 civic bodies to be held across Jammu and Kashmir today. 

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First Published : 20 Oct 2018, 10:55:08 AM