x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Police under scanner as Kashmir businessman 'mysteriously' gets VIP security | Akther plays communal card to keep PDP relevant | PDP shuns Mufti's visionary-secular agenda; pursuing communal politics | Central rule a blessing in disguise for Ladakhi Buddhists | Kamal Nath's statement eye opener for adversaries of Art 370 | Bukhari, Hussain left, who is next? | 250 J&K govt officers to get IT training on e-governance | FFPTA members call on Governor | SMVD Narayana offers discount to JK Bank employees | 5 drivers booked for overloading | Two held, over 800 charas recovered | Awareness campaign held at GHSSK | Voters' awareness program organized | Vidit retains State 6-Ball Snooker title | Synchronize curriculum with market trends, tech advances: Advisor Ganai to JKBOSE | Poonch XI, BHSS Jr win Hockey ties | BJP's slogans nothing but trick to grab power: Sham Sharma | JK Bank inaugurates branch and ATM at Devsathan Mathwar | Establishing new medical colleges Govt's priority: | Govt orders panel to identify new tourism projects | State Tax Deptt tightens noose around defaulters | Durbar' yet to be unboxed in Jammu | J&K to witness President's Rule 3rd time in 4 decades | Chairperson for various MCs await notification to assume charge | Overstaying veterinary staff at Kathua hospital openly loots cattle rearers | GAD miserably fails to reveal information | Anesthesia doctor posted at District Hospital Kishtwar | PDP MLA for two terms likely to join NC | Gita Jayanti (19 December) - Birthday of Bhagvad Gita | Scope of Rural Tourism | Another pearl dropped by Governor SP Malik | IMS organizes a workshop for students and faculty | Bank Academy wins in Football | Student of Dewan Devi School selected in KIT | Urvi from Kathua bags 3rd Runner- Up trophy in UCMAS | Army Super Six lifts Karan- Rattan Memorial Volleyball trophy | DPS Jammu bags first prize in Inter- English Literary Festival | Gita Jyanti celebrated with plantation drive | Jammu Sanskriti School receives award of excellence | Withdrawing subsidy on sugar is anti-poor in J&K: Dr Farooq | Carmel Convent School receives National Level Awards | Water wastage goes on unabated, PHE authorities unmoved | District level Athletics meet held | KAS aspirants protest against JKPSC | Patwari nabbed caught red handed while taking bribe | Junior Volleyball teams leave for Nationals | Poonch pharmacist attached in Jammu, locals demand probe | Employees of mission ICDS without salaries since last several months | Bail denied to five in robbery case | 'Supporters, stone pelters should be dealt under law of land': Chaman Lal | Srinagar shivers at 4.6 degrees, Kargil coldest at minus 15.8 degree celsius | Leh, Mughal road remain closed, traffic resumes on Kashmir highway | NET aspirants from Kashmir aghast over Centre designation | Harsh writes to CS over inexplicable delay in construction of Basantgarh-Khaned road | Locals protest against district administration, UMC | Apathetic attitude destroying local Micro, Small Industrial sector: AOI | Ghani Lower Village without electricity for last two months | Forest fire along LoC in Balakote creates panic | Guv asks security forces to ensure safety of civilians | ERTU demands release of pending salary of teachers | Seek permission before leaving headquarters' | Delegation of JTC, SKF calls Relief Commissioner | CJM rejects bail in sedition case | Missing Boniyar youth found dead in mysterious circumstances | Land owner assaulted in presence of Revenue Officials | Students of GHSS Saruinsar leave for participation in camp at Kurukshetra | VC SMVDU chairs 27th Finance Committee meeting | Civil Defence Jammu organizes awareness programme | SAMAGRA organizes training on "Learning Outcomes" | Lecture on Vijay Divas organized | Financial literacy-cum- awareness camp organized | NLIS Pouni felicitates newly elected Sarpanches | Tributes paid to former bureaucrat C L Pandita | JKAACL stages Kashmiri play "Parchoun" | MHS DAV Cent School celebrates Bhasha Sangam | SPCB conducts anti-polythene drive, seizes 350 kg banned material | JKSWDC organizes awareness camp at Mahakund Gool Arnas | Power shut down | Various Sikh organizations hail life imprisonment to Sajjan Kumar | Back Issues  
 
news details
Independents close to Singh win vital seats
Choudhary Lal Singh shows mirror to BJP
10/20/2018 10:35:33 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Oct 20: Ignoring Choudhary Lal Singh any more, is likely to prove heavy for Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) as many independent candidates close to him have won in various municipal committees of district Kathua.
It has become very tough for BJP to control various municipal units such as Kathua Municipal Council, Lakhanpur Municipal Committee and Nagri Municipal committee as independent candidates are game changers.
In the Lakhanpur Municipal Committee, which has a total of 7 seats, three independent candidates close to Choudhary Lal Singh have won seats beating the candidates of BJP.
These candidates are Sardar Darshan Singh from ward number 4, Kanta Devi from ward number 1 and Manjeet Kour from ward number 5.
BJP has won only three seats and another independent candidate, Surmudin, who had won unopposed from Ward number 2 would prove a game changer. According to sources, Surmudin is close to Lal Singh and the independent candidates are likely to head Lakhanpur Municipal committee.
One option for BJP could be to support Surmudin and assured him to make him chairman but there are bleak possibilities for it.
Similarly in the Kathua Muncipal Council, which has 21 seats, BJP has emerged as a majority party with 8 seats but equal number of independent candidate have won. Out of these independent candidates, brother of Lal Singh, Rajinder Singh alias Babi has won along with his wife. Two more close confidants of Babi have also won from two other wards.
The Congress party has won five seats whereas according to sources out of the 8 independent candidates, two are close to Congress leader Naresh Sharma. These two candidates were those, who were not given official mandate by Congress party but were close to Naresh Sharma, so had contested elections as independent candidates and won.
The local legislator of BJP had rejected the mandate given by party high command to Gopal Sharma in Ward number 5. Later Ashok Koul had said that they had changed the mandate but changing mandate proved fatal for BJP, whose candidate Bodh Raj Gupta stood third in the list of candidates.
Independent candidate Ashok Sharma alias Shoku has won from the ward and is learnt to be close to Rajinder Singh Babi. A total of 11 ward members are required to make chairman and in such scenario, BJP is short of 3 candidates and likely to depend on independent candidates.
Similar is the situation in Nagri Municipal Committee where 5 BJP candidates have won the seats out of 13 seats. Six independent candidates have won the seats while Congress has won 2 seats. Those six independent candidates are again close to Choudhary Lal Singh and can install their chairman with the help of Congress.
In all these municipal units, BJP will have to face tough time and there could be large scale horse trading to wrest control over these units.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU