Jammu and Kashmir DDC Election Results 2020 Live Updates: Counting of votes for the recently concluded Jammu and Kashmir District Development Council (DDC) elections is underway. The fate of nearly 2,181 candidates for the 280 District Development Council (DDC) seats in Jammu and Kashmir are going to be decided today. The elections, held in eight phases, began on November 28 and ended on December 19.
A day before the counting of votes, the PDP claimed detention of three of its senior leaders Monday. While the police were silent on the matter, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti called the action “out and out gunda raj”, and said it showed the BJP was trying to “manipulate” the results. The PDP leaders reportedly detained were former minister and senior leader Naeem Akhtar, Mufti’s uncle Sartaj Madni, and her former political adviser Peerzada Mansoor Hussain. A senior PDP leader said that they had no contact with its Ganderbal district president Bashir Ahmad Mir either, and his family had been informed that he too had been detained.
Seven political parties, including the National Conference and therefore the Peoples Democratic Party , contested the polls in an alliance, under the banner of the Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) formed for restoration of Article 370. The Congress was initially a neighborhood of the PAGD but distanced itself when the BJP targeted the opposition party for being united with the ‘Gupkar Gang’.