The Jammu and Kashmir Congress says it would do all the pieces doable to checkmate the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) and hold it away from energy in district growth councils by probably aligning with anti-BJP events and independents in round 15 districts of the Union Territory the place the saffron get together doesn’t have a transparent majority.
JKPCC chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma stated the BJP had clear majority solely in 5 out of the 20 districts and Congress might hold BJP at bay within the remaining 15 DDCs with an anti-BJP coalition. Nevertheless, he added that the get together management had not taken any formal place on the difficulty.
“Different non BJP events and independents, against BJP’s insurance policies, need to work concurrently in that course, to stop any horse buying and selling or use of get together and authorities equipment by the ruling get together,” stated JKPCC chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma.
The Congress contested the lately concluded DDC elections within the UT by itself image, though, it had a tacit seat sharing association on nearly all of seats with the Nationwide Convention led Gupkar alliance.
“In a number of locations we had been (combating) in opposition to one another too, however there existed an association between the events in opposition to BJP,” Sharma clarified.
Making an attempt to dispel the dominant narrative of BJP performing strongly within the first electoral train in J&Okay after revocation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two Union Territories, Sharma stated the BJP misplaced many DDCs in a number of meeting segments, which had been earlier with the saffron get together since 2014. He added that a few of the saffron get together stalwarts, together with these in competition for the DDC chairmanship, misplaced, which, he claims, confirmed important disenchantment with the get together.
“Since these elections had been held for the primary time, a lot of unbiased aspirants joined the fray, resulting in a division of votes of dissent in opposition to the ruling get together, working to its benefit,” he stated, and claimed that the BJP’s vote share had decreased to a terrific extent.
Hitting out additional, he stated the BJP had deployed a heavy contingent of its central leaders to marketing campaign for the native elections. These leaders, he says, didn’t point out a phrase about any developmental achievements however as a substitute engaged in an emotional exploitation of voters on the difficulty of Gupkar alliance with out even as soon as explaining their continued alliance with them in Kargil hill council, he stated.
Out of the 278 DDC seats for which ends have been declared by the J&Okay election fee thus far, the Congress get together bagged 26 seats. The BJP received 75, NC bagged 67 seats, Independents received on 50 seats, Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) received 27 seats, Apni Social gathering bagged 12 seats, Peoples Convention received eight seats, JKPM received three seats, CPI(M) gained 5 seats whereas JKNPP and PDF received 2 seats every and BSP bagged 1 seat.
The outcomes of two constituencies–one every in Bandipora and Kupwara districts– are nonetheless awaited as counting of votes has been deferred there until additional orders, the officers stated.