Added on : 2018-10-05 17:15:28
BJP looks set to win a record number of seats in the local body polls that begin next month, albeit in the absence of two traditional powerhouses – National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – who have called for boycotting the polls. BJP is set to lead at least seven municipal bodies in Kashmir and 70 of its candidates have already won. For the first time, BJP has fielded 325 candidates on 598 municipal seats in Kashmir. The number of BJP candidates have even outnumbered the Congress. BJP has already bagged 13 out of 17 municipal seats in Shopian. The party was also leading in Shopian, Qazigund, Devsar, Pahalgam, Ashmuqam, Tral and municipal bodies.