ULB polls: Cong wins all 13 wards in Leh, BJP fails to open account

Leh, Oct 20 (UNI) The Congress has made a clean sweep by winning all the 13 wards in Leh Municipal Committee (LMC) while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) failed to make inroads into the committee.

Officials told UNI that all the 13 Congress candidates, contesting ULB polls for LMC, were declared winners.

They said that the BJP failed to open its account in the LMC.

Unprecedented security arrangements have been made in and around the counting centres and only those having valid passes issued by the authorities, are allowed to enter there.

The counting of votes for the Municipal Polls-2018 was underway across Jammu and Kashmir and the results will be also declared in the evening.

The elections did not see participation by two main regional parties, National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) besides Communist Party of India (M), who boycotted the ULB polls in Jammu and Kashmir, alleging that state and Central governments failed to clear their stand on Article 35 A.