DDC Re-poll: Apni Party backed independent candidate Naza Begum secures win in Hajin-A, defeated her rival by 423 votes
Post by Shafat Malik on Thursday, December 8, 2022
Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party backed independent candidate Naza Begum secured a win in the much talked Hajin-A DDC seat of North Kashmir's Bandipora district by defeating her rival candidate with 423 votes.
As per the details available with Rising Kashmir, out of total 8690 votes, Naza Begum bagged 2706 votes while People's Conference declared as second largest party with 2283 votes followed by National Conference backed independent candidate with 2178 votes, Bhartiya Janta Party with 387 votes and independent candidate Zahida Begum with 315 votes while 813 votes were declared as invalid.
The DDC elections were conducted in Jammu and Kashmir during December 2020. However, due to the disputed eligibility of two contestants, the counting of votes was suspended in Drugmulla in Kupwara and Hajin-A in Bandipora.
Subsequently, the state election commission (SEC) declared the voting in these districts null and void, annulling the candidature of Soomia Sadaf and Shazia Aslam, citing inaccurate data concerning the place of origin of the individuals from the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir.