For people voting in Chitragam village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district, the overall development of the area remained the top priority to cast their votes in the 7th leg of the District Development Council ( DDC) polls here.
“We voted for a local candidate who has promised us development,” he said.
A first-time woman voter from Chitragam Kalan village said, “We voted for regular power supply and safe drinking water.”
Bashir Ahmad Ganie, a septuagenarian voter told Greater Kashmir that the representation of people at the grassroots was imperative as people did not have direct access to ministers and officers at the senior level.
“We are voting for development and hope that this time our elected representative does not fail us,” said 66-year-old Muhammad Yousuf. Another voter said that he voted for strengthening the democracy at the grass-root level.