LEH: Polling was held for the fifth Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh, Saturday to elect 26 new councilors.
The voting started at 8 a.m with good number of voters at almost all the polling stations in Leh and surrounding villages. The voters turnout of 65.17 polling percentages was indicative of the enthusiasm among the voters, especially, women who turned out in large number at most of the polling booths.
93 years old Abhi Dolma from Skara was among the oldest voters who came to polling booth to cast her vote. A large number of young voters were also present during the polling that went peacefully across the district. The figures of percentage are tentative and are expected to rise as certain polling stations are still to give their result, officials said.
The candidates from Congress, BJP, NC, PDP and New Ladakh Movement are in fray apart from the independent candidates.
The counting of votes is scheduled for October 23 which will decide the fate of 90 candidates. In this election, a significant number of women candidates contesting from different constituencies is setting a new trend.
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