Congress won the Timisgam seat of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC).
Congress candidate Tashi Tundup defeated BJP candidate Dorjay Namgyal by a huge margin in the by-election held here.
In this way, the Congress retained its traditional seat in the BJP-majority council.
Leh. The Congress defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate by a huge margin of votes in the by-election to the Timisgam seat of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC). In this way, the Congress retained its traditional seat in the BJP-majority council.
After the death of Congress councilor Sonam Dorji, a by-election was held on this seat. On September 13, 98.7 percent voting was recorded in the Timsgam by-election, for which the counting of votes took place on Saturday morning and its results were happy for the Congress.
Congress candidate Tashi Tundup won the 22-Timisgam by-election, officials said on Saturday. 861 votes were cast in his favor, while BJP candidate Dorjay Namgyal got 588 votes.
Jairam Ramesh takes a dig at Azad
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh congratulated the Congress Committee of Ladakh for this victory and also targeted the central leadership of BJP and Ghulam Nabi Azad, who had recently left the Congress. Ramesh tweeted, ‘Here’s some special news for Modi, Shah and Azad. The Congress party defeated the BJP by a significant margin in the Timasgam by-election of the Ladakh Hill Council. Congratulations to Ladakh District Congress Committee.
Let us inform that after leaving the Congress, 73-year-old Ghulam Nabi Azad has been a constant attacker about the party leadership and his style of functioning. After breaking his decades-old ties with the Congress, Azad is now trying to establish a single foothold in the politics of Jammu and Kashmir. For this, he has also announced to form his new political party. However, at present, he has not made its name public. (with language input)
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 17, 2022, 21:15 IST