Campaigning for LAHDC Leh polls ends; voting on Thursday

LEH: The campaigning for elections to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh ended on Tuesday evening, 48 hours before the first democratic exercise in the region which was carved out of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state and granted Union Territory status last year.

Despite the lurking threat due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the campaigning saw both the key parties — the BJP and Congress — which are contesting on all the 26 constituencies, making all out efforts to woo the voters with major focus on the sixth schedule of the constitution.

As many as 89,776 electorate, including 45,025 women voters, would seal the fate of 94 candidates on the polling day on October 22. (AGENCIES)