More than 70 pc turn out in LAHDC polls

SRINAGAR: More than 70 per cent electorate turned out to exercise their franchise in the fourth election to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil today, an official said.

The polling passed off peacefully, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, LAHD, Vikas Kundal said after the conclusion of voting.

He said the counting of votes is scheduled to be held on 31 August.

There are 99 candidates in the fray for the 26-member council and the newly-elected council will be in place by September 5. (AGENCIES)