Civic polls: Lone contested ward of MC Budgam goes to Congress

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Srinagar: Congress has won the lone contested ward of Municipal Committee ward of Budgam in the recently concluded Civic polls.

The counting of the polls began earlier today at 8 am.

“In the lone ward (5) only 109 votes were polled out of 642 with two candidates one of BJP and one of INC were in fray,” officials said.

Congress’s Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat defeated BJP’s Nissar Ahmad Najar with a margin of 27 votes.

Meanwhile, out of the total 72 wards, 45 other candidates have won uncontested, while the rest 26 wards remain uncontested.