Srinagar, February 8
The second phase of elections to the posts of chairperson for District Development Councils (DDC) in Budgam and Kupwara districts was held on Monday, officials said.
However, the polls in Baramulla district were postponed, they said.
In Budgam district in central Kashmir, Nazir Ahmad Khan, an Independent DDC member, was elected as the chairperson, while Nazir Ahmad Jahara of the National Conference (NC) was elected as the vice-chairperson of the DDC, officials said.
The officials said in Kupwara district in north Kashmir, the People’s Conference (PC), led by Sajad Lone, secured the post of the chairperson, while the party-backed Independent candidate won the vice-chairperson’s post.
The party’s DDC member Irfan Panditpuri was elected as the chairperson, while Farooq Ahmad was elected the vice-chairperson, they said.
The elections to the posts of chairperson and vice-chairperson for the Baramulla DDC were postponed due to lack of quorum, officials said. — PTI
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