Block Development Council elections: Another shock for the BJP

Print edition : November 22, 2019

A sarpanch casting his vote in the Block Development Council election at B.K. Pora in Budgam district on October 24. Photo: NISSAR AHMAD

Girish Chandra Murmu being sworn in as the first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar on October 31, the day the State officially became a Union Territory. Photo: PTI

The Modi government tried to portray that its decision to abrogate Article 370 was received warmly in Jammu and Kashmir, but the outcome of the Block Development Council elections, with the BJP winning only 81 of the 307 blocks, proves otherwise. By Anando Bhakto
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