J&K: 75.3 percent polling recorded in seventh phase of Panchayat elections
The seventh phase of Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir ended on Tuesday with 75.3 percent people exercised their democratic rights. Though the separatists have appealed people to boycott the polls and terror threats, people participated in large numbers.
According to the Chief Electoral Officer J&K, Shaleen Kabra, 84.8% polling was witnessed in Jammu division and 30.3% in Kashmir division. Meanwhile, counting of votes has begun and the results are expected by late evening today or tomorrow morning.
Voting was held in 30 blocks spread across 15 districts of Jammu and Kashmir. According to the election commission, voting was held Meanwhile, counting of votes has begun and the results are expected by late evening today or tomorrow morning.
According to the Election Commission, the voting was held in 30 blocks spread across 15 districts of the valley. “Fourteen blocks of six districts of Jammu region and 16 blocks falling in nine districts of Kashmir Valley are going to the polls,” Election Commission added.
Over 4.75 lakh people voted for sarpanch constituencies and 3,45,880 for panch constituencies. It is to be noted that the total of 5,575 candidates are in the fray for 341 sarpanch and 1,798 panch seats. In this phase, 85 sarpanchs and 912 panchs have already been elected unopposed.