84.6% electors exercise franchise in Jammu division, 17.3% in Kashmir division: CEO
In the Phase-VI of Panchayat Polls held today, overall poll percentage of 76.9% was witnessed across the State. According to the Chief Electoral Officer J&K, Shaleen Kabra, a massive 84.6% polling was witnessed in Jammu division and 17.3% in Kashmir division.
Giving district-wise details, Kabra said that Bandipora witnessed 35.3% polling today, Baramulla 12.1%, Ganderbal 41.5%, Srinagar 12.5%, Budgam 9%, Kulgam 4.6%, Anantnag 7.3%, Doda 80.4%, Ramban 81.5%, Udhampur 88.5%, Reasi 85.6%, Kathua 84%, Samba 84.7%, Jammu 87.1%, Rajouri 83.6% and Poonch 81.8%.
Kabra said in the Phase-I of Panchayat Polls held on 17 November 2018, 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 2018, overall 71.1% polling was witnessed across the State with an overwhelming 80.4% polling in Jammu division and 52.2% in Kashmir division.
He said 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.
In Phase-IV, he said, JK witnessed 71.3% voting in Phase-IV with 82.4% electors exercising their franchise in Jammu division and 32.3% in Kashmir division.
In the Phase-V of Panchayat Polls overall poll percentage of 71.1% was witnessed across the State with 85.2% polling in Jammu division and 33.7% in Kashmir division.
Meanwhile, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam was camping in Srinagar to himself monitor the election process in the Valley. He has, on behalf of Governor Stay Pal Malik, complimented the civil and police administration for ensuring another phase of free, fair and peaceful polls to strengthen the democracy at the grassroots level.
In the 6th phase of Panchayat Election in J&K, 37 blocks from 18 districts held polls today. These include 21 blocks of the 9 districts of Jammu region and 16 blocks falling in 9 districts of Kashmir Valley.
In Jammu region the polling was held in three blocks each of Reasi, Rajouri, Samba and Kathua districts and two blocks each of Doda, Jammu, Ramban and Poonch districts. One block of Udhampur district also witnessed polls in the 6th phase.
7156 candidates are in fray for 406 Sarpanch and 2277 Panch seats in Phase-VI, while 111 Sarpanchs and 1048 Panchs have been elected unopposed in this Phase.