Out of the 208 wards of urban local bodies in Kashmir valley where polling was conducted in four phases, the Congress has won 74 wards. BJP bagged 22 wards, whereas independent candidates were elected from 60 wards. Congress has won 79 wards unopposed, BJP 75 and independent 71.

Overall, the Congress secured victory on 153 wards in Kashmir valley. BJP candidates were declared winner from 97 wards. 131 wards went to independent candidates.

Congress party has won 10 of the 13 wards of Kokernag municipal committee elections in Anantnag.

The BJP have won on 53 wards, whereas the Congress bagged 28 seats so far in urban local body elections in south Kashmir. BJP has secured control of at least four of the 20 civic bodies in the four districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian.

In Ganderbal, out of 17 wards, 13 were won by Independents while the Congress and BJP secured two each. In Uri, the Congress candidates won six and the independents seven out of the total 13 wards. The BJP won seven seats in Anantnag.

Five independent candidates have elected from Kunzar urban local body in Baramulla. While the BJP won two seats, the Congress failed to open its account.

In Dooru/Verinag Municipal Committee in Anantnag, Congress won on 14 out of 17 wards. BJP won on two wards.

Congress has won on all 13 wards of Leh Municipal Committee.

In Ganderbal municipal committee, 13 out of 17 seats went to independent candidates. Congress and BJP won two seats each.

Out of total 25 wards in Anantnag district, Congress has won on 20 wards, whereas the BJP bagged 3. Two seats were won by others.

Congress candidates have been elected from seven wards of Baramulla municipal committee. BJP also won three wards from the urban local body (ULB).

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Srinagar, October 20: The result of municipal polls in Kashmir valley will be declared today. Counting of votes for urban local body (ULB) elections across Jammu and Kashmir will begin at 9:00 am. The four-phased local elections concluded in the state on October 16, recording an overall 35.1 per cent voter turnout in the state. Catch live updates on urban local body elections result from Kashmir region here.

Elections to urban local bodies were held in Srinagar, Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Budgam, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Baramulla and Kupwara districts of Kashmir region in the state. Of the 598 wards in Kashmir, 231 candidates were elected unopposed while there were no candidates on 181 wards. For the remaining 186 seats, the contest is between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress. Catch live updates on Jammu municipal elections 2018 results.

Over thirty per cent of wards in these 40 urban local bodies across Kashmir valley will remain unrepresented. Two major regional parties the National Conference and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) boycotted the municipal polls because of the legal challenge to Article 35-A of the Constitution in the Supreme Court. Separatists in the valley had also asked the people to boycott polls. Fourth Phase of Municipal Polls in Jammu and Kashmir Ends Peacefully.

Article 35A disallows people from residing in Jammu and Kashmir, buying or owning immovable property in the state, settling permanently, or getting state government jobs. A total of 3372 nominations were filed for 1145 wards across Jammu and Kashmir with poll dates of October 8, 10, 13 and 16. The maximum voter turnout was recorded in the first phase in Jammu and Kashmir (56.7 per cent), while least voter turnout was registered during the fourth phase (4.2 per cent).