Congress to boycott upcoming BDC Election in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC)  on Wednesday announced that it will boycott the upcoming Block Development Council (BDC) election in Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing a press conference, Jammu and Kashmir Congress president Gulam Ahmed Mir said they will not contest the  Block Development Council (BDC) elections in Jammu Kashmir which are scheduled to be held on October 24.The last date to file nomination is October 9 and the poll process for the second tier of the Panchayati Raj system will be completed by November 5.

In September 2018, the NC and the PDP, the two main regional parties of J&K, had boycotted the Panchayat elections seeking the protection of state’s special status under Article 370.