Ghulam Nabi Azad had recently quit the big old party and announced plans to launch his own outfit.
By-elections were held earlier this week, on September 13. The ballot was made necessary following the death of the incumbent adviser to the Congress, Sonam Dorjey. The LAHDC comprises 26 constituencies where the majority of elected members are from the BJP.
“INC won the Temisgam by-election in Leh-Ladakh by a huge margin! The DCC Leh team congratulates all members of the Ladakh Congress Party for their hard work and constant support! This is a humble gift anniversary for Modi ji of the Ladakh Congress!” read a tweet shared by Rajya Sabha MP Digvijay Singh.
By October 2020, the BJP had retained power by winning the election of the 26-member LAHDC by winning 15 seats. Congress had won nine seats and two seats were won by independent candidates.
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