Srinagar: The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Sunday finalized its seat-sharing arrangement for the second phase of the upcoming maiden District Development Council (DDC) elections.
The seat-sharing arrangement, in which the alliance has announced its participation from 27 more constituencies, was made public by PAGD spokesperson Sajad Lone on Sunday evening.
However, the actual names of the candidates are yet to be known.
According to the list, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC) will fight from 8 constituencies each while Congress from 3, Peoples Conference (PC) 5, JK Peoples Movement 2, Awami National Conference (ANC) 1.
Today’s list was finalized in a meeting at alliance president Farooq Abdullah’s residence in which all the constituents parties participated.
Earlier on Thursday, PAGD released the list of joint candidates for the first phase of the DDC polls.
According to the list, the alliance has fielded 27 candidates from three parties — 21 from National Conference, 4 from Peoples Democratic Party and 2 from Peoples Conference.
Earlier on November 7, PAGD in its first meeting in Jammu division decided to contest the DDC elections unitedly and left the declaration of the names of contestants to alliance president Dr Farooq Abdullah.
Two days later, Farooq said that the parties in the alliance shall contest the polls on their own symbols but there will be only one candidate of it in each segment.
He said only one joint candidate will be fielded from each constituency and the said candidate will be having the symbol of the party with which he is associated.
Pertinently, the first-ever elections for the DDCs will be held from November 28, in 8 phases, and will conclude on December 22.
The elections for the vacant seats of Sarpanchs and Panchs and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) will also be held simultaneously with the DDC Polls.