BARAMULLA: All the eleven candidates who submitted their nomination forms for elections to Pattan municipal committee in Baramulla district were declared winners unopposed.
Sources said that for the 13 wards of Pattan municipal committee, 11 candidates including two females had submitted nomination forms. All of them were declared winners in advance because no one had contested against them.
Sources said that among the eleven candidates, eight candidates stood as Independents while three were from the BJP. The sources also said that the eight Independent candidates were also associated with the BJP directly or indirectly.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown was observed in Pattan town in protests against what the resistance leadership has called as “sham” elections.