DDC election for chairperson: PAGD candidates secure posts in Pulwama

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The candidates from Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Wednesday managed to secure District Development Council (DDC) Chairperson and Vice Chairperson posts in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) bagged chairperson post while National Conference (NC) secured vice chairperson post in Pulwama.

An official of the administration in Pulwama told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that PDP candidate for chairman post Syed Bari Andrabi and NC candidate for vice chairman Mukhtar Ahmad Bhand got nine votes each.

They said four votes each went in favour of Javid Rahim Bhat an independent candidate for chairman seat and Minha Lateef who won on BJP ticket from Kakapora.

Notably, out of 14 DDC seats seven were won by PDP, four by NC and four by others including two independents.

It is worth to mention here that PDP’s DDC member Waheed-ur-Rehman who was arrested by NIA first and later CIK and is yet to take oath as DDC member and couldn’t participate in today’s election for the post of chairperson—(KNO

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