Over 71% voter turnout recorded in 4th phase of Panchayat Polls in J&K

Aasif Suhaf, New Delhi, Nov 27: In Jammu & Kashmir, the overall poll percentage of 71.3% was witnessed in the Phase 4 of the nine phased Panchayat Elections in the State.According to the Chief Electoral Officer, an impressive 82.4% polling was witnessed in Jammu division and 32.3% in Kashmir division including kargil and Leh districts.The Kupwara witnessed 56.1%, Bandipora 24.4%, Baramulla 62.4%, Budgam 46.3%, Pulwama 0.6 %, Kulgam 14.5 %, Anantnag 6.2 %, Kishtwar 82.3%, Doda 84.6%, Ramban 81.1%, Udhampur 78.9%, Kathua 80.7%, Jammu 85.2 %, Rajouri 81.8% and Poonch 82.5%.Pertinently, in Phase-I of Panchayat Polls held on 17 November 74.1% polling was recorded across J&K including 64.5% in Kashmir division and 79.4% in Jammu division. In the Phase-II of Panchayat Polls held on 20 November  overall 71.1% polling was witnessed across the State with an overwhelming 80.4% polling in Jammu division and 52.2% in Kashmir division.Similarly, in Phase-III, the State witnessed a polling percentage of 75.2% which includes 55.7% in Kashmir division and 83.0% in Jammu division.The voting for Phase-five of Panchayat Polls will take place on 29 November 2018.Adequate security arrangements had been made including deployment of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in the poll bound areas.  Pertinently, separatist leadership amalgam "Joint Resistance Leadership-JRL" had called for shutdown in all poll bound areas in Kashmir region.

News24 Bureau 

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