3.49% turnout in Valley, Samba records 82% voting in phase-3 of J&K civic polls

SRINAGAR/JAMMU: Just 3.49 according to cent of the citizens voted in the 3rd phase of the urban local frame polls in militancy-hit Kashmir Valley, whilst a high turnout of 80 according to cent was recorded in Jammu's Samba district, officers stated on Saturday.


The frontier the city of Uri in Baramulla district recorded a 75.34 according to cent turnout, bucking the fashion in the Valley, which has witnessed low polling in the first two of the four-phase elections after boycott calls from events like the NC, the PDP and the CPM.

In the 20 wards of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) that went to polls in the 3rd phase, only one.84 according to cent of the 1.53 lakh eligible citizens exercised their franchise, the election officers stated.

Safakadal, a ward in the city's outdated the city, and Chanapora, in the Civil Lines, polled lower than 10 votes each and every. The polling, which started at 6 am and ended at four pm, saw 11 SMC wards recording lower than 100 votes.

They stated in Uri, 75.34 according to cent of the 3,552 citizens solid their votes, whilst in the Mattan Municipal Committee of Anantnag district, the one the city in India rather then Konark to have a Sun Temple, witnessed a turnout of 2.81 according to cent.

Brisk polling was witnessed in Uri with other folks lining up outdoor polling booths a lot ahead of 6 am, the officers stated.

Of the 3,552 eligible citizens, 2,676 grew to become up to workout their franchise on the Uri Municipal Committee's 13 wards. There are 31 applicants in the fray.

People of town traditionally turnout in massive numbers in elections and on this ballot, it has the best turnout in the Valley. In the 2014 Jammu and Kashmir elections, Uri constituency saw 82.94 according to cent voting and in 2008, 82.07 according to cent.

The officers stated in Sheerpora ward of the Anantnag Municipal Council, where election authorities had ordered a repoll, only one.39 according to cent of the 2,643 exercised their franchise.

Though 151 wards were to go to polls in the 3rd phase in the Valley, voting was held best in 40 wards. Forty-nine wards were won uncontested and no nominations filed for 62 wards.

The first phase of the polls in the Kashmir Valley saw 8.3 according to cent turnout on October 8 whilst best 3.four according to cent of the citizens exercised their franchise in the second one phase held two days later.

There are 365 applicants in the fray for 96 wards of eight urban local our bodies for the 3rd phase comprising a total citizens of one,93,990 electors.

In Jammu's Samba district, of the 31,878 citizens, 82 according to cent exercised their franchise in the 3rd phase, a repeat of the high voter turnout recorded in the first two levels in the area.

"The voting concluded in a relaxed method with about 82 according to cent citizens registering their choice at 57 polling stations set up across the district,” District Election Officer, Samba, Sushma Chauhan, told PTI.

Voters thronged polling stations across the district to choose their representatives for 4 municipal committees -- Samba, Ramgarh, Vijaypur and Bari-Brahmana.

She stated Bari-Brahmana recorded a high 87 according to cent turnout, followed by means of Vijaypur (85 according to cent), Ramgarh (83 according to cent) and Samba (78.8 according to cent).

Today's polling in Samba completed the elections in all of the 10 districts of the Jammu area.

The first phase of the polls masking 3 districts of Jammu, Poonch and Rajouri on October 8 recorded 65 according to cent voter turnout. In the second one phase, on October 10, Kathua, Udhampur, Ramban, Doda, Reasi and Kishtwar districts witnessed 78.6 according to cent polling.

Chauhan stated good enough safety group of workers were deployed for keeping up law and order, and observers, zonal and sectoral officers are monitoring the polls to make sure free and fair elections.

The fourth phase on Tuesday will likely be held in six districts of the Kashmir valley.


Municipal elections are being held, amid tight safety, after an opening of 13 years in 4 levels, masking 79 municipal our bodies with an citizens of about 17 lakh electors across the state.


The officers stated 3,372 nominations have been filed for 1145 wards. The counting of votes will likely be hung on October 20.


The govt has declared holiday at the day of ballot in the municipal areas going to polls so to permit the citizens to solid their vote.


The National Conference (NC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the CPM have boycotted the polls because of the criminal challenge to Article 35A of the Constitution in the Supreme Court.
3.49% turnout in Valley, Samba records 82% voting in phase-3 of J&K civic polls 3.49% turnout in Valley, Samba records 82% voting in phase-3 of J&K civic polls Reviewed by kailash soni on October 13, 2018 Rating: 5
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