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75.3% voter turnout in J&K's Phase-VII Panchayat polls

ANI  |  Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), [India] 

and on Tuesday recorded an overall of 75.3 per cent in the seventh phase of panchayat with division witnessing the of 84.8 percent and division recording a of 30.3 per cent.

On Tuesday, polling took place in as many as 30 blocks in 15 districts of the state. These include 14 blocks of six districts in region and 16 blocks falling in nine districts of Valley.

Reasi district witnessed the highest voter turnout at 86.7 per cent followed by Poonch (86.6 per cent) and Rajouri (84 per cent). More than 5,550 candidates are contesting for 341 sarpanch and 1,798 panch seats in this phase.

The sixth phase was held on Saturday when 73.6 per cent voter turnout was recorded. Two more phases are left with the final one on December 11.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 20:40 IST