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Polling ends for 5th phase of Panchayat polls in J&K

IANS  |  Jammu/Srinagar 

Polling for the fifth phase of Panchayat elections ended peacefully on Thursday in and

The overall voter turnout in the 8 a.m.-2 p.m. was 34.9 per cent in the Valley, with district recording the highest of 45.9 per cent and district the lowest (0.4 per cent).

The voter participation was 84.2 per cent in division, with for 87.6 per cent.

The overall voter turnout in the state was 72.8 per cent.

Voting took place in 2,512 polling stations -- 769 in and 1,743 in Jammu divisions.

Officials said 4,763 candidates were in the fray in this phase -- for 309 Sarpanch and 1,534 Panch seats. A total of 118 Sarpanchs and 1,046 panchs have been elected unopposed.

A total of 404,283 electors were eligible to vote in the Sarpanch constituencies and 270,295 for Panch constituencies.

The nine-phase Panchayat polls will end on December 17. Panchayat polls were last held in the troubled state in 2011.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 16:52 IST
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