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Jammu and Kashmir local election result: BJP emerged as the single largest party by getting 75 seats after securing the largest vote share in Jammu and Kashmir. Stay tuned for Latest LIVE news

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Jammu and Kashmir local election result: The fate of nearly 2,200 candidates to be decided today. Photo: Shutterstock
local election result: The People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) swept the maiden District Development Council (DDC) polls by winning 110 seats, while the BJP emerged as the single largest party by getting 75 seats after securing the largest vote share in The results of two constituencies - one each in Bandipora and Kupwara districts of north Kashmir - are still awaited as counting of votes has been deferred there till further orders.

The counting of votes for the 280 DDC constituencies - 14 each in 20 districts - started on Tuesday morning after the peaceful culmination of the eight-phase election from November 28 to December 19. This was the first democratic exercise in post abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the erstwhile state into union territories last year.

Out of the 278 seats for which results have been declared by the J&K Election Commission so far, besides the PAGD and the BJP, Independent candidates have won 50, Congress 26, Apni Party 12, PDF and the Panthers Party two each and the BSP one.

The polling was held over eight phases beginning November 28 and ending on December 19 as 51.42 per cent of the 5.7 million eligible voters exercised their franchise in the elections, which were largely peaceful.

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