Mohammed Shamim Ahmed, a sarpanch who is contesting the local body election, says the Modi government did not ask the people of Kargil what they wanted.
More than two months after Kashmir was bifurcated, the right-wing party is banking on the local body election this week to make more inroads into Kargil.
The Shia-majority district of Kargil is a part of the Buddhist-populated Ladakh but culturally identifies with the Kashmir Valley.
Independent candidates in Ladakh have accused Commanding officers of army units of influencing postal ballots of jawans in favor of BJP
Airports Authority of India had earlier issued a notice saying flight operations at the airports will remain shut from 27 February to 27 May.