Panchayat polls: Kashmir records 30 per cent voter turnout

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An overall  75.8 percent voting was recorded in Jammu and Kashmir with Jammu division recording 84.5 percent while Kashmir division witnessed 30.3% voting in the 7th phase of Panchayat polls.

In the Jammu division, 84.5 per cent voters exercised franchise and 86.5 per cent voters turned out in the Poonch district.

In Kashmir division, 30.3 per voters came out to vote and 44.9 per cent cast their votes in Kupwara district.

Voting for this phase was held at 2,714 polling stations — 576 in Kashmir and 2,138 in Jammu.

At least 892 polling stations had been categorised as hypersensitive in this phase — 428 in Kashmir and 464 in Jammu.

A total of 5,575 candidates were in the fray for 341 Sarpanch and 1,798 Panch seats, while 85 Sarpanchs and 912 Panchs have already been elected unopposed in this phase.

Some 475,865 electors were eligible to vote for Sarpanch constituencies and 345,880 for Panch constituencies. (with inputs from IANS)

 

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