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BJP makes gains in Valley as Congress sweeps Leh in J&k local polls

The BJP has, for the first time, managed to win seats in Kashmir councils and committees in the four-phase elections to local bodies, counting for which began early on Saturday amid tight security at various centres. The Congress won two prominent municipal councils of Kashmir, while most of the independent candidates bagged seats in Srinagar Municipal Corporation. The BJP emerged victorious in the Jammu Municipal Corporation. The elections saw abysmal voter turnout with just over 4 % of them casting their votes in Kashmir while Ladakh and Jammu regions sawRead More

Under Governor Rule: Govt Fit To Hold J&K Local Body Polls

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Under Governor Rule: Govt Fit To Hold J&K Local Body Polls, The Centre is preparing the ground to hold much-overdue local body elections in Jammu & Kashmir while it is still under governor’s rule, starting with urban local body polls followed by panchayat polls. Union home minister Rajnath Singh, who reviewed the security situation and developmental issues related to J&K at a meeting in Srinagar on Thursday, stressed on the need to percolate Central funds and development to the grassroots level in the state through installation and empowerment of localRead More