BJP has opened its account in Kashmir
Bharatiya Janata Party opened its electoral account in Kashmir with three of the saffron party's candidates winning in the Jammu and Kashmir District Development Council elections.
BJP's Aijaz Hussain defeated the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration candidate at the Khanmoh II constituency in the Balhama area of Srinagar. He is the national vice president and In-charge West Bengal BJP Youth Wing.
Following his victory, Aijaz Hussain said his victory showed people's faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies.
The BJP scored another victory in Pulwama as well, with its candidate Munha Lateef winning from the Kak Pora 1 seat.
The third seat in Kashmir was secured by Aijaz Ahmad in Bandipora's Tulail locality.
Meanwhile, the counting of votes in the DDC elections showed the Gupkar Alliance in the lead followed by the BJP and independents. The Congress is the number four slot.