NC emerges as single largest party in Ladakh Hill Development Council polls, wins 10 seats

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The National Conference party has emerged as the single largest party with ten seats in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil. The Congress came second place.

The Council has a total of 30 seats. However, elections are held for only 26 seats. Four councilors are nominated by the state government and they too have the voting rights during a confidence or no confidence motion.

Out of these 26 councilor seats, NC won ten seats while the Congress won eight seats. Peoples Democratic Party won upto two seats while BJP could only bag one seat. Independent candidates won five seats in the elections.

Earlier, the elections to 26 seats of the powerful Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil, on Monday witnessed an overwhelming participation in the remote parts of the district with around 75 per cent voters turning up at polling booths to decide the fate of 99 candidates.

BJP candidate Stanzin Lakpa won Cha Constituency.

The counting took time as the the polling was conducted through ballots.

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