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J-K panchayat polls: Jammu records highest voter turnout till 10 am

ANI  |  Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] 

district on Saturday recorded the highest of 29.8 per cent while Samba was second in the list with 29.7 per cent till 10 am in the eighth phase of the panchayat elections.

Despite the frosty cold weather, terror threats and boycott call by the two major political outfits of the region -- the Conference and the -- voters came out in large numbers to exercise their franchise.

The recorded in other areas of the state are as follows: Rajouri 29 per cent, Kathua 27.4 per cent, Reasi 18.4 per cent, Baramulla 14.8 per cent, Kupwara 9.3 per cent. However, the voting percentage was abysmally low in (4.8 per cent), Bandipora (3.5 per cent) and Budgam (2.6 per cent).

As many as 43 Sarpanchs and 681 Panchs have been elected unopposed in today's polling. Elections for the rest 331 Sarpanch and 2007 Panch seats are taking place with 6304 candidates in the fray. For smooth voting, the has set up 2083 polling stations in division and 550 in

The ninth and final phase of panchayat elections is scheduled to take place on December 11.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 13:15 IST