PC bags DDC Chairperson post in north Kashmir's Kupwara

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Peoples Conference on Monday bagged the key post of chairperson of District Development Council in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

As per news agency KNO, PC’s Irfan Panditpuri was unanimously elected as chairman of the district development council even as four members of the National Conference remained absent from proceedings.

The NC members though failed to ensure abstentions from three other members from Apni Party, Awami Ittehad Party and an independent candidate, KNO reported.

“The party (NC) was hopeful that three other members would remain absent and force authorities to adjourn election due to lack of quorum but they turned up,” sources familiar with the party’s strategy told the news agency.

The post of vice-chairperson was also bagged by PC—backed independent candidate, Haji Farooq.

During the DDC election held in November—December, PC emerged as the single largest party in the frontier district by winning five seats, followed by National Conference with four seats.

Two seats went into the kitty of independent candidates while one seat each was bagged by Apni Party and Awami Ittehad Party of Engineer Rashid.