Bilqees Akhter elected DDC chairperson, Irfan Manhas as vice-chairperson
Shopian, Feb 06: The Jammu and Kashmir Apni party on Saturday won the chairman and vice-chairman posts in the DDC chairperson elections in Shopian district.
Official sources told the news agency— that JKAP candidate Bilqees Akhtar polled 8 votes while her rival candidate from PAGD secured 6 votes.
They said that 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.”
They said that Bilqees Akhter of Watchi who had won DDC elections from Zainapora-1 block and will be the forst chairperson of Shopian while Irfan Manhas will be vice-chairperson.
It is pertinent to mention here that both PAGD and AP had support of seven DDC members each, however, one among PAGD members voted in favour of AP.
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