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Allied with NC to uphold Ladakhis’ mandate: Congress


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC), president G A Mir on Tuesday said that the party joined hands with National Conference (NC) to form the council in the larger interest of the people of Ladakh.

The elections to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) were held on September 26, with NC winning 10 seats and Congress winning 8 seats.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) managed to secure two seats and one seat respectively.

Mir said that they abided by the mandate given to them by the people of Ladakh.

“People wanted stable council that can resolve their daily issues. Considering the verdict of the people, we formed the council, for which the local NC leaders had approached our people,” he said.

“The welfare of people is important than anything else,” he added.

He said that those boycotting the panchayat and urban local body elections have been fielding proxy candidates.

“Some have been declared successful without contesting. Some are proxies. But one thing is for sure that a good number of candidates will be contesting the panchayat and urban local body elections,” he assured.

Mir said that in the present times people in the country are divided. Some follow the path of Mahatmaa Gandhi, while some see NathuramGodse as their role model.

“It is the responsibility of all of us to propagate the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Even the teachings of NathuramGodse should also be highlighted so that people can figure out what kind of person he was,”he said.