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BJP gets control of all civic bodies in J&K's Kathua

Press Trust of India  |  Kathua (J&K) 

members were elected to the top positions in all the six municipal bodies in Jammu and Kashmir's district on Saturday, officials said.

Former Naresh Sharma, who recently joined the BJP along with three party councillors, was elected of the Municipal Council, while was elected vice-president, said.

Sharma won on a ticket before switching to the saffron party, which had won eight wards in the elections that was held last month in four phases.

Three Independent councillors supported the candidature of Sharma, who got 15 out of a total 21 votes. Kumari, also from the BJP, got 13 votes to become the of the council, said.

In the Lakhanpur Municipal Committee, Surmu Din, who won unopposed before joining the BJP, was elected after getting seven votes, while was elected vice-with four votes, said.

In the Basohli Municipal Committee, Sumesh Sapolia and Abhinav Razdan were declared the and respectively after getting seven votes each. The party has only five councillors and got support of two Independent candidates.

In Billawar Municipal Committee, was elected chairman and Mohinder Kumar was declared the after winning with seven out of 13 votes each. The BJP has only six councillors and got support of one Independent.

was elected chairman in the 13-member Hiranagar Municipal Committee, while was elected vice chairman, the officials said.

In Nagri-Parole Municipal Committee, was elected the chairman, while candidate was elected by getting support from seven councillors, the officials said.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 21:45 IST