BJP left with just 4 seats in Leh Autonomous Hill Development Council

The Congress put up a remarkable performance in the elections held to the Leh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), winning 21 of the 26 seats and leaving the Bharatiya Janata Party with just four.

The elections to the LAHDC took an interesting turn this time as the Ladakh Union Territory Front (LUTF), which headed the previous council, merged with the BJP.

However, it won only four seats as against the 20 it had in the council.

The elections were held on October 16. The Congress won two seats uncontested, and an independent candidate also won a seat.

Tsering Dorjey, who headed the council as its Chief Executive Councillor, was among the BJP candidates who lost.