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58.12 lakh voters to choose 35,096 panchayat members in J&K rural bodies polls

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The stage is set for the nine-phased rural bodies polls in and Kashmir from November 17, in which over 58.12 lakh voters will choose 35,096 panchayat members in 316 blocks of the state.

According to the state election department, district has the highest 6,21,566 voters, who will choose 2,568 panchayat members in 322 halqa panchayats and 20 blocks, followed by Baramulla with 5,19,814 electorate who will choose 3,330 rural bodies members.

While district has the lowest 32,337 electorate who would choose 170 panchayat members, Leh has 69,735 voters and Kargil has 77,038 electorate who would elect 687 and 750 panchayat members respectively.

The notification for the first phase of the panchayat polls would be issued on October 23, an of the said, adding the notification for the ninth phase of the polls, to be held on December 11, would be issued on November 14.

The poll process will be completed on December 17.

The panchayat polls were last held in and Kashmir in 2011 after after a gap of 10 years through secret ballot.

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

First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 16:05 IST
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