Election 2019

Below 3% polling in Shopian and Pulwama; Ladakh sees 64% turnout

SRINAGAR: Less than 3 per cent electorate exercised their authorization in Shopian and Pulwama districts of Anantnag constituency, while Ladakh available scarcely 64 per cent audience as polling in Jammu and Kashmir came to an finish on Monday.

Chief Electoral Officer Shailendra Kumar pronounced a altogether voter audience in a 6 Lok Sabha seats in a state was 44.51 per cent, that was 5 per cent down from a 49.52 per cent available in a 2014 election.

The altogether voting commission in Anantnag, that voted in 3 phases, stood during 8.76 per cent.

This is a second-lowest audience for any Lok Sabha subdivision in a state given a tear of militancy, staying marginally above a 7.2 per cent purebred in a bypoll to a Srinagar parliamentary chair in 2017.

“Shopian district available a audience of 2.88 per cent, while Pulwama purebred a audience of 2.14 per cent. The normal for a dual districts was 2.81 per cent,” Kumar said.

Kumar pronounced a choosing was mostly peaceful, with dual incidents of grenade attacks during polling stations in a militancy-infested south Kashmir districts, though no one was harm in these attacks.

“The grenade during Rohmoo landed and exploded inside a premises, though there was no damage. The other one during Tiki did not explode,” he added.

The choosing in Anantnag chair was divided into 3 phases. Anantnag district had voted on Apr 23 that saw a audience of 13.6 per cent. This was followed by a second proviso in Kulgam on Apr 29, that available 10.3 per cent voting.

The central pronounced a voter audience in Ladakh was 63.70 per cent and could go adult as reports from 15 polling stations, where no communication complement existed, were awaited.

Giving constituency-wise details, he pronounced Jammu chair available a top audience of 72.16 per cent, followed by Udhampur (70.2), Ladakh (63.7), Baramulla (34.9), Srinagar (14.27) and Anantnag (8.76).

On a Congress’ direct for a re-election during dual polling stations following assault there, Kumar pronounced his bureau had perceived a application, though no malpractice was reported.

“Polling agents of dual parties exchanged blows outward a polling station. ARO, zonal court and sectoral court visited a areas and did not find any malpractice,” he added.

Kumar pronounced as many as 101 polling staff had to be airlifted to a polling stations — 39 in Anantnag chair and 62 in Ladakh seat. He, however, discharged suggestions that airlifting in south Kashmir was finished due to confidence reasons.

“A Mi-17 chopper had been requested and was on standby. It was used to airlift a polling staff to make improved use of a resources,” he said.

Article source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/elections/lok-sabha/india/below-3-polling-in-shopian-and-pulwama-ladakh-sees-64-turnout/articleshow/69206761.cms


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