Independents grab 17 seats; NC 6 & Cong 1
Jubilations and enthusiasm marked the conclusion of 2nd General Council elections to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil (LAHDC) last evening. Out of the total 30 LAHDC Kargil seats, four are nominated. The polling was conducted for 24 seats only as two councilors belonging to National Conference were earlier declared elected unopposed.
As per the final results, out of 24 council seats, six seats have been won by National Conference (NC) 17 seats by Independent candidates and one seat by Indian National Congress. National Conference had fielded their 9 candidates, BJP 4, Indian National Congress 3 and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) one candidate.
The winners also include two sitting executive councilors, Mr. Nasir Hussain Munshi and Sonam Namigial who won from Graundmanglepure and Karsha constituencies respectively.
The sitting Chairman/ Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Kargil, Haji Asgar Ali Karbalaie who contested the elections from two constituency of Pashkum and Poyen could won only from Pashkum constituency defeating his nearest rival Mohammad Murtaza, an Independent candidate with 361 votes. Haji. Karbalaie secured 1726 votes whileas Mohammad Murtaza got only 1326 votes. But Haji Karbalaie lost in Poyen constituency from his nearest rival, Haji Ibrahim, an Independent candidate by a margin of 333 votes. Haji Ibrahim secured 1475 votes against 1142 votes got by Haji Karbalaie.
Those who won the elections on N.C mandate are Syed Abass from Taisura constituency, Ghulam Aamir from Chiktan, Ghulam Rasool from Rambirpora, Syed Razvi from Chutiskambo, Aga Syed Ahmed from Parkachik and Abdul Rahim Akhoon from Thasgam-Thuina. The Indian National Congress bagged the single seat from Karsha constituency of Zanskar sub-Division.
The Independent candidates who won the elections are Haji Mohammad Hamza from Bhimbat constituency, Syed Hussain from Kargil town, Ghulam Abass seating councilor from Shargole, Syed Mujtaba from Tresponde, Tsering Smanla from Stakchay-Khangral, Mohammad Kazim from Chliskamboo, Mohammad Ismail from Basoo, Stanzine Norboo from Chan, Mohammad Murtaza from Haji Ibrahim from Poyen, Haji Mohammad Hussain from Lankarchay, Phunsehok Tashi from Padum and Zakir Hussain from Shakar constituency.
The sitting councilors who lost their seats are Munshi Mohammad Sadiq from Kargil town, Stanzine Gyank from Chan, Akoon Hassan from Chulskambo and Mohammad Ishaq from Trespone constituencies.