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85.2 % voting in Jammu, 33.7 % in Kashmir: Panchayat polls

ANI  |  Jammu & Kashmir (India) 

In the fifth phase of polling for the Panchayat and 71.1 per cent was recorded. While the division witnessed 85.2 percent the voting percentage remained abysmally low at 33.7 per cent in the division.

The voting percentage remained lowest in district Pulwama with 0.5 per cent On the other hand, the highest percentages of votes were polled in district with 89.1 per cent electorates exercising their franchise.

Regions like Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Budgam and Anantnag saw low voter turnout of 42.5 percent, 34.6 percent, 32.9 percent, 20.3 percent , 34.8 percent and 10.1 percent respectively.

While the regions like Doda, Ramban, Udhampur, Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch witnessed 83.3 per cent, 85.2 per cent, 82 per cent, 88.9 per cent, 82.8 per cent and 84.5 per cent respectively.

The Panchayat elections are being held in the nine phases in the state with the sixth phase of polling scheduled to be held on December 1. Despite terror threat and boycott call by two major outfits in the region- Conference and People's (PDP) voters came out in large number to exercise their franchise in the fifth phase.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 18:53 IST
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