Leh/Sept, 19: Election schedule for Ladakh Autonomous Hill development Council (LADHC) has been announced despite a demand for the postponement of the elections from the opposition parties in view of intensifying COVID-19 spread and the recent border clashes with China
In a notification issued by Saugat Biswas, Secretary election department the voting will take place on October 16 in 26 constituencies of the Council.
Earlier, representatives of opposition parties— Congress, AAP and BSP—had advised for the postponement of elections in view of the escalating border tensions and growing Covid positive cases in the region.
Meanwhile, the district magistrate Leh, Sachin Kumar Vaishya has issued an order for imposition of model code of conduct in the district and directed all the political parties and independent candidates to follow the guidelines for the smooth conduct of the exercise.
This will be 6th election of Let Hill Council which was set- up in 1995 when erstwhile State of J&K was under direct central rule