These elections of the District Development Council (DDC) are also special because the alliance parties are also taking part in it.
Before the election, there was a verbal war between the alliance and BJP leaders.
According to media reports, a large number of people are leaving their homes for voting this morning.
What are the big things related to elections?
The first phase of voting for the DDC elections is taking place today. These elections will be completed in eight phases by 19 December. The counting of votes will take place on 22 December.
A total of 1,427 candidates are pitching in the electoral fray. More than seven lakh voters will decide their political fate.
3.72 lakh out of total voters Kashmir And 3.28 lakh hail from Jammu.
2,146 polling stations have been set up for the elections.
296 candidates in the fray in the first phase
During the first phase, 296 candidates including 207 men and 89 women are contesting.
The main contest in the elections is between the Gupkar alliance, BJP and former finance minister Altaf Bukhari’s own party.
The union territory has a total of 280 DDC seats. There are 140–140 seats in both Jammu and Kashmir divisions.
A total of 43 seats, including 25 from Kashmir and 18 from Jammu, will be voted during the first phase.
Jammu and Kashmir
Voting for Panchayat by-election also today
Polling is being held for the first phase of the DDC elections as well as panchayat by-elections in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
There are 899 candidates for Panch posts and 280 candidates for Sarpanch posts. Voting is going on here through ballot paper.
In view of the sensitivity of the elections, 145 companies of central paramilitary forces have been deployed here. Apart from this, the state police is also looking after law and order with complete promptness.
Voting continues in Doda district
JK: Polling in the first phase of the District Development Council (DDC) elections underway in Doda district
“Polls started in Bhalessa Changa DDC constituencies. People coming since 7am. We’re seeing an enthusiastic participation,” says Doda District Development Commissioner pic.twitter.com/wh1LoJHB6C
– ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2020
Appeal to people to be cautious in view of epidemic
In view of the epidemic crisis, Jammu and Kashmir Election Commissioner KK Sharma has appealed to the people to wear masks and follow social distance at the polling booth, following the guidelines issued by the Election Commission.
Jammu and Kashmir
BJP secretly opposes the alliance
A few days before these elections, the National Conference, People’s Democratic Party, Communist Party of India (M), Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference, People’s Movement, Awami National Conference etc. came together on a platform to sort out the alliance. Announcement did.
Farooq Abdullah was its chief and Mehbooba Mufti Has been made its deputy head.
The BJP did not like the move and opposed it, calling this alliance ‘anti-country’. At the same time, Congress is also differentiating itself from this.