India, Dec. 23 -- Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday congratulated the people of Jammu and Kashmir for "such great turnout" in the maiden district development council (DDC) elections. Shah also "heartily thanked" the people for voting his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the single-largest party in the elections.

"I heartily thank our sisters and brothers of J&K for voting BJP as the single largest party in the District Development Council elections. BJP under the leadership of PM @narendramodi ji will continue to work relentlessly towards the prosperity and development of the J&K region," Shah tweeted on Wednesday. "Congratulations to the people of J&K for such great turnout in DDC polls. I applaud the efforts of our security for...