Shopian: The Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) on Saturday won the chairman and vice-chairman posts in the District Development Council (DDC) chairperson elections in Shopian district.
Quoting unnamed officials, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported that JKAP candidate, Bilqees Akhtar, secured 8 votes while her rival candidate from PAGD secured 6 votes.
The vice-chairman post was decided through a draw of lots as there was a tie. “The vice-chairman post was also won by JKAP,” officials said.
They said that Bilqees Akhter of Wachi, who had won DDC elections from Zainapora-1 block, will be the first chairperson of Shopian while Irfan Manhas will be vice-chairperson.
It is pertinent to mention that both PAGD and Apni Party had support of seven DDC members each. However, one among PAGD members voted in favour of Apni Party. (KNO)