KARGIL: Almost a month after his election to the seat, Councillor from Thangdumbur Sankoo Constituency Advocate Ashiq Ali Firdous has resigned from the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Kargil.
Sources inform that Ashiq Ali put down his paper to take up a government job, even as the outgoing councillor couldn’t be reached out.
“Advocate Ashiq Ali Firdous, sitting Councillor from Thangdumbur Sankoo Constituency, has submitted his resignation to the Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of LAHDC Kargil Shrikant Balasaheb Suse on Tuesday, hours before leaving for Leh, where he will join the government job on Wednesday,” Indus Dispatch has learnt.
Ashiq Ali was the National Conference candidate from Thangdumbur Sankoo constituency, the elections to which were held last month.
He had won the LAHDC Kargil Election with an impressive margin of 1124 votes and had polled 1643 votes against 519 of BJP’s Mohammad Ali.
The National Conference and the Congress together won 22 seats in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council-Kargil election the results of which were declared on October 8.
The election to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC)-Kargil was the first poll to be held after Ladakh was carved out as a Union Territory following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.
The National Conference (NC) won 12 seats, making it the single largest party, while its ally Congress registered victory in 10. The BJP won two seats, while two Independent candidates also registered victory.
With Ashiq Ali’s resignation, the by-election to the Thangdumbur Sankoo Constituency is likely to be held next year.
- December 5, 2023