77 % votes cast in KAHDC polls

SRINAGAR, OCT 04: The elections for Kargil Autonomous Hill Development Council (KAHDC) were held on Wednesday with a poll percentage of 77 percent.

A total of 95,388 voters were eligible to exercise their franchise. However, 74040 cast their votes with a poll percentage of 77 percent.

Since morning people in long queues were waiting to cast their votes. They said they want to see development in Kargil for which they cast their votes.

A total of 85 candidates are contesting 26 seats while four members are nominated by the Union Territory administration.

The National Conference and Congress have announced a pre-poll alliance but have put up 17 and 22 candidates, respectively.

BJP has fielded 17 candidates this time while Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is contesting on four seats. 25 independents are also in the fray. The counting will take place on October 08. Ladakh Union Territory has two councils one for Leh district and another for Kargil district.

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