He said that it shows people’s unwavering faith in democracy and the importance they accord to grassroots level governance.
The Prime Minister congratulated the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, tweeting that this is the first time since 1947 that BDC elections were held in the state.
He said the polls witnessed a historic turnout of 98 per cent where over 1080 candidates were in the fray in 310 blocks and voting concluded without any incident of violence.
He congratulated all those who have emerged victorious in the BDC polls.
The Prime Minister said this marks the dawn of a new and youthful leadership across the regions, which will make a monumental contribution to national progress in the times to come.
Prime Minister also said that this will make India’s Parliament proud that due to their historic decision in August this year, the people of Jammu kashmir and ladakh have been able to exercise their democratic right with exceptional enthusiasm.
He added that the young and dynamic representatives will shape the destiny of the people of all regions of Jammu and Kashmir.
Independent candidates won 217 seats in the election for 307 posts, while the BJP emerged as the single largest party by winning 81 seats.
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Celebrating the victory, the winning candidates thanked the Central Government for their bold and historic step of conducting the Block Development Council elections in Jammu and Kashmir . They said that now development work would reach the far-flung areas of the region even faster.
In the election, voter turnout in Srinagar was as high as 100 percent. The BDC polls are a befitting reply to separatists and terrorists and will pave the way for stronger grassroots democracy and governance.