Barring one small incident at Kulgam, day handed off peacefully, Kashmir information 40.65 p.c voting, Jammu 64.2; Highest voting in Budgam at 56.96 p.c, 42.58 per cent voting in Shopian: SEC Okay Okay Sharma

Srinagar, Nov 28 : State Election Commissioner (SEC) Okay Okay Sharma Saturday mentioned that amid Covid-19 pandemic and bone chilling chilly in Kashmir and a few components of Jammu, numerous individuals participated within the first ever District Improvement Council (DDC) polls and 51.7 per cent voting was recorded for the part one in J&Okay UT.

Addressing a press convention in Jammu, SEC Sharma mentioned that barring small incident of stone pelting in Kulgam district of South Kashmir, election course of for the phase-1 of DDC polls handed off peacefully. “There was a small incident of stone pelting (at Kulgam). Police have already taken cognizance of the incident,” he mentioned.

Sharma mentioned that 43 DDC constituencies went to polls the place 7 lakh voters had been registered. “Total per cent of voting for J&K UT was 51.7.  In Jammu, voting per cent was 64.2 percent and in Kashmir, poll 40. 65 percent voting was recorded,” he mentioned.

In Jammu, highest share of voting was recording in Reasi 74.6 p.c with 70.5 per cent in Rajouri, 68.9 in Poonch and 68 per cent in Samba. “In South Kashmir, highest voting was recorded in Shopian at 42.58 per cent,” Sharma mentioned as per KNO.

“In the phase one, 43 constituencies went for poll in J&K of which 25 were in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu,” the SEC mentioned.

He mentioned the primary part recorded massive participation of individuals and a lot of the voting passed off between 7 am to eight am. “Out of the 362000 votes polled, 193000 were male and 169,000 were females,” Sharma mentioned. The SEC, congratulated all of the candidates together with those that fought independently for participating within the DDC polls—(KNO)

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