High voter turnout in DDC polls is victory of democracy: Anurag Thakur

Srinagar: Asserting that District Development Council (DDC) elections were held in a free and fair manner in Jammu and Kashmir, Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday said that high voter turnout in the ongoing polls is a victory of democracy.
“Winner and losers are decided by the voter, but their participation in elections has resulted in the victory of democracy. The democracy has won due to free and fair elections and high voter turnout. People have exercised their franchise to elect their representatives in DDCs,” the Union Minister told reporters during a press conference here on Saturday.
He further said that on behalf of centre he would like to ashore the people of J&K that they will not face any shortage of funds for the development of the Union Territory. “Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narandra Modi, there has never been shortage of funds in the past and will never happen in the future as well. J&K has always received double the funds as compared to other states,” he said.
Upping the ante at Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), Mr Thakur said the youth leadership was never given the chance or opportunity to work for the development of the people as the power remained only with two-three families. “The leadership was limited to only two-three families. But after the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35 A, youth of J&K have been given the opportunity to come forward and work for the development of the people,” he said.
He said some people tried to boycott DDC elections, but people have come out in large numbers to vote. “It is the victory of democracy. India is the largest democracy and in any democracy the biggest achievement is free and fair elections. And I want to emphasize on this that this has been free and fair elections,” he added. UNI BAS JAL 1803