People of Kargil today again gave hung verdict in the elections held to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil with no party able to get clear majority while National Conference emerged the single largest party winning 10 out of 26 seats, the election for which was held on August 27 and counting taken up today. All results were declared around midnight.Congress suffered little reverses as it managed to win eight seats as compared to 10 in the outgoing Council while the PDP and BJP, which ruled the State for more than last three years till June 19 before falling apart, got two and one seat respectively. The BJP, however, had the solace of opening its account for the first time ever in the LAHDC Kargil elections. The PDP too had drawn blank in 2013 poll.The Independent Councilors will now hold the key in formation of the new Council in Kargil as the National Conference will need the support of at least six Councilors to rule the mountain-locked district.In 2013 also, no party had managed to get clear majority with Congress emerging single largest party winning 10 seats followed by National Conference and Independents eight each.
The National Conference candidates emerged victorious in Kargil town (Haji Mohammad Abbas), Chuliskambo (Altaf Hussain), Padum (Punchok Tashi), Parkachik (Ghulam Mohammad), Taisuru (Aga Syed Abass), Ranbirpora (Mubarak Shah), Poyen (Mohammad Amin), Thangdumbu (Abdul Rahim Akhoon), Silmoo (Feroz Khan) and Sankoo (Syed Rizvi) constituencies.Congress won Baroo (Ghulam Mehdi Sheikh), Karsha (Stanzin Jigmat), Stakchay Khangral (Haji Mohammad Qasim), Choskore (Nasir Hussain Munshi), Paskum (Kacho Mohammad Feroz), Shakar (Zakir Hussain), Barsoo (Sheikh Ghulam Ahmad) and Bimbhat (Mohammad Shah).BJP got Cha (Stanzin Lakpa) and PDP Shargole (Mohammad Ali Fokerfoo) and Chiktan (Mohisin Ali).Independents won in Trespone (Aga Syed Mujtaba), Saliskote (Aga Syed Hassan), GM Pore (Aga Syed Mehdi), Lankerchey (Ghulam Hyder) and Yourbaltaq (Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan) segments. (PTK)