National Conference (NC) emerges as the single largest party with ten seats in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council as people of Kargil gives a hung verdict in the elections. The Council consists of total 30 seats and the election is held on 26 seats only. Now the Independent Councillors will form a new Council in Kargil as the National Conference will need the support of at least six Councillors to get a clear majority.
Congress also performed well to grab the second position in the hills. Where National Congress won 10 seats out of 26, Congress followed by winning eight seats in the election held on August 27, making no other party get a clear majority.
The Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP and BJP could not do well in the Hills. PDP won two seats whereas, BJP had to satisfy with a victory on only one seat. However, it is the first time when BJP has won a seat in the LAHDC Kargil elections.
“National Conference won 10 seats followed by Congress eight. Independent candidates emerged victorious on five seats while PDP got two and BJP one seat,” said the Deputy Commissioner, Kargil, Vikas Kundal to Excelsior.