A pre-poll alliance for the impending Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil polls, which are anticipated to take place in August or September, was declared on Tuesday by the National Conference and Congress, signalling a significant political development in Ladakh.
Senior NC and Congress officials from the Kargil district today declared a pre-poll agreement for the Hill Council elections while speaking at a joint news conference.
According to Asgar Karbalie, the working president of the Congress’ Ladakh section, “the seat-sharing arrangement will be worked out after consulting senior leaders of both parties in constituencies.”
According to Karbalie, neither party would back any independent candidates and will only run candidates on their own party tickets.
“We don’t want that independent candidates should become a tool for BJP,” he added, adding that the pre-election alliance will turn into a post-election alliance and there would be a 50:50 power sharing formula between the two parties in the council.
Senior NC leader Qamar Ali Akhoon stated both parties have committed not to make remarks against one another while speaking at the event.
He said, “After extensive deliberation, we have united to contest the elections.
The first week of August is anticipated to see the announcement of the election timetable, and the first week of September is likely to see voting for all 26 seats on the Kargil Hill Council. There are 30 seats total on the Hill Council, including four open positions. (KNO)