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Why DDC Election Is A Step Towards Strengthening Grassroots Democracy In J&K | CRUX

Nov 26, 2020 09:24 PM IST iVideos iVideos

The forthcoming DDC polls have become a battle between nationalism and separatism in J&K. The newly formed coalition of six regional and national parties called Gupkar Alliance takes on the BJP who is trying to gain foothold in the UT. While the battle for who controls the politics of J&K plays on, the significance of the polls hasn't been lost considering that it will be the first electoral exercise in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir which was spit into two Union Territories following the Modi govt's August 2019 move to rescind J&K's special status. The polls are also seen as test of that decision as well as a step towards introducing grassroots democracy via a three-tier panchayat system which was missing in the former state. #DDCElections #GupkarAlliance #AmitShah #Kashmir