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48.62 Percent Turnout In Phase-2 Of Jammu And Kashmir Local Body Polls


As many as 321 candidates contested within the second part of the DDC polls.

Srinagar:

A 48.62 % turnout was recorded within the second part of polling in District Improvement Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu area witnessed 65.54 % voting, whereas the Kashmir valley recorded a median of 33.34 % turnout, state election commissioner KK Sharma instructed reporters.

Bandipora district recorded the best turnout in Kashmir at 69.66 % which was the third-highest within the union territory.

A turnout of 51.76 was recorded within the first part on November 28– 64.2 % within the Jammu division and 40.65 % within the Kashmir division.

The election is important as it’s the first main democratic train for the reason that Centre abrogated Article 370 that gave particular standing to J-Okay and bifurcated the state into two union territories in August 12 months.

Poonch recorded the best turnout of 75 % on Tuesday, whereas Pulwama retained its place on the backside, as within the first part, with simply 8.67 % folks casting their votes.

Out of the 280 constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir, 43 went to polls within the second part with 25 in Kashmir and 18 within the Jammu division.

Voting was held in 43 DDC constituencies together with 25 in Kashmir and 18 within the Jammu area within the first part.

“The voting for the second part of DDC elections handed off peacefully with no incident reported from anyplace within the union territory. The general voting proportion for the second part was 48.62 per cent,” Mr Sharma stated.

On the dip in ballot proportion within the valley,  Mr Sharma stated it was for the folks to vote.

“We’ve got been interesting to folks to vote within the DDC polls as these are crucial in electing the decision-making physique on the district stage. We’ve got run consciousness campaigns on this regard however ultimately,  it’s the individuals who should vote, ” he stated.

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