The Gupkar alliance led by Farooq Abdullah is on its way to victory in the District Development Council elections in Indian Kashmir.
The team has confirmed victory in 9 out of 20 districts. In Kashmir, the Gupkar alliance got more votes, but in Jammu, the BJP got more votes.
Gupkar, a seven-party alliance with Abdullah’s National Function NC and Mehbooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP), won more than 100 of the 280 seats. In the Union Territory, the BJP won 74 seats and the Congress 27 seats. In Kashmir, the Farooq Abdullah-led alliance won 72 seats and the BJP three.
In Jammu, the BJP won 71 seats, Gupkar 35, and the Congress 17 seats. However, Congress could not win any seat in Kashmir. This is the first district development council election in the union territory since it lost its special status last year.
Meanwhile, the Gupkar alliance was not seen celebrating the election victory. Many party leaders have complained that their candidates were not allowed to campaign. However, the central government has denied the allegations of the Gupkar alliance.