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BDC Elections in J&K: 217 Independents, 81 BJP members, 8 Panthers elected

NL Correspondent Srinagar/Jammu Tawi, Oct 24 The Block Development Council election results have thrown up a surprise for Bharatiya Janata Party. In the first major electoral exercise following the dilution of Jammu and Kashmirs special status and its bifurcation into two Union Territories the independent winners are exceeded seats won by the BJP.