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Campaigning ends for LAHDC polls
SYED YASIR
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SRINAGAR, Aug 20: Campaigning for the 3rd Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council elections ended this evening with the political parties putting their best to woo the voters.

The political parties left no stone unturned to woo the voters. The leaders of various political conducted series of public rallies to seek the support of voters. A number of election rallies were also being organized in the final day.

The elections for the 26 seats hill development seats will be held on August 22 and the voting will start from 8 A.M and will continue till 4.30 P.M.

The real contest is between National Conference (NC), Congress, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and between Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). However, the participation of large number of independent candidates has made the contest interesting.

The Congress has fielded 18 candidates, National Conference 13, Bharatiya Janta party 13 and Peoples Democratic Party six. However the political parties have indirectly supported various independent candidates in these elections also.

The senior leaders of all the political parties hectically participated in these elections, but the influence of Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust and Islamic School will continue to dominate in these hill development council elections.

During the entire political campaigning, political parties raised the local and developmental issues and avoided state level issues.

For monitoring all the election process, the Deputy Commissioner Kargil has been appointed as the Election Authority by the Ladakh Affairs and Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil has been appointed as Election Officer.

For the smooth exercise of the franchise during the election 257 Polling Stations have been identified and 13 Polling Stations have been set up exclusively for Male voters and 13 for female voters.

Shaday Polling Station is the Highest Poling Station with an altitude of 13,850 ft. and Hundarman Mal is the Lowest Polling Station with an altitude of 8,800ft.

Akchamal Polling station of Poyen Constituency is the polling station with highest number of Voters (1056 Voters and Phema Polling Station of Karsha Constituency is the polling station with lowest number of Voters (17 Voters).

Five polling stations will require helicopter service for transportation of Men and Materail to conduct the elections.

On the report of security agencies and After analyzing security perceptions, the 67 Polling Stations have been categorized as Hyper Sensitive, 85 Polling Stations as Sensitive and 105 Polling Stations as Normal Polling Station as per following details.

Two candidates were declared elected un-opposed Aga Syed Hassan from Saliskote Constituency and Mohammad Amir of Stakchay Khangral Constituency were declared unopposed and after all these process 85 eligible candidates from 24 constituency will contest for the 3rd General elections of LAHDC Kargil.

Kargil is a land of 8 ethnic communities, and these were declared as Schedule Tribe by a by Government of India in the year 1989 these are, Boto, Balti, Mon, Beda, Changpa, Brogpa, Purigpa and Garra.

The administration in Kargil is governed by Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development council (LAHDC) through Deputy Commissioner, Kargil who is also Chief Executive Officer of the Council.

The employees of all departments excluding judiciary and police are on deputation to LAHDC, Kargil.


News Updated at : Wednesday, August 21, 2013
 
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