DDC chairperson election: CPI (M) won unopposed in Kulgam

Srinagar, Feb 06: CPI (M) candidate was on Saturday unanimously elected as the first District Development Council (DDC) chairman of Kulgam district while National Conference (NC) bagged seats of DDC vice-chairman and chairman of the municipal council.

Official sources said  candidate Mohammad Afzal who is also District Secretary CPI (M) won DDC elections on Pombai seat, was unanimously elected as the first DDC chairman of Kulgam. He was supported by all the 13 candidates.

NC candidate Shazia Poswal, who won DDC elections from Manzgam seat, was also elected unanimously as vice-chairman.

In municipal elections, NC got the seat of chairman municipal council as well, officials said.

Meanwhile, CPI (M) senior leader and former MLA Kulgam, M Y Tarigami in a tweet congratulated the winning candidates and thanked the candidates for their unanimous support.

“Congratulations to Comrade M Afzal of our party CPIM for being elected as DDC chairman of the district Kulgam and Shazia Jan of NC as vice-chairman. We thank and appreciate the cooperation of all the elected DDC members of Kulgam for consensus and unanimity (sic),” Tarigami said.

The whole election process was carried out by District Panchayat Election Officer (DPEO) Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat and his team smoothly.

Later, DPEO administered the oath to both the Chairperson and vice-chairperson.

The DPEO also congratulated all these members and highlighted their role in taking the development of the district to the newer heights.

In Kulgam, five seats were won by NC and CPI (M) and two each by the Congress and PDP—(KNO)

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