DDC chairperson election: PAGD bags Anantnag

Anantnag, Feb 11: The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) Wednesday emerged victorious in District Development Council (DDC) elections for chairperson in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Officials said that Muhammad Yousuf Gorsi, who won maiden DDC polls on National Conference (NC) ticket on Pahalgam seat, was elected as chairman while Advocate Javaid of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was elected as vice-chairman.

They said that PAGD candidates were backed by Congress party’s DDC members as well.

They added that both Gorsi and Adv Javaid Sheikh got 11 votes each.

Gorsi while talking with KNO thanked voters and DDC candidates for helping him to become first DDC chairman of Anantnag.

Gorsi said that he will try to deliver as per the expectations of the people.

Adv Javaid Sheikh said that they will take Anantnag to new developmental heights during the next five year.

Among 14 seats in Anantnag, six were won by NC, three each by Congress and independents and two by PDP.

DDCs who won on NC ticket includes Sameena Hussain from Achabal, Muneera Akhther from Breng, Nisar Ahmad Mir from Dachnipora, Misra Begum from Khoveripora, Mohammad Yousuf Gorsi from Pahalgam and Saleem Parry from Sagam while as two PDP winning candidates include Adv Sheikh  Javaid Ahmad from Anantnag, Tasaduq Hussain from Bijbehara

Akhter Hussain Kasana from Hiller, Shabir Ahmad Dar from Shahabad and Sabhat Gulzar from Shangus won on Congress ticket and Shahbaz peer from Verinag, Bilal Deva from Vessu and Sajida Begum from Larnoo won as independents—(KNO)

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