10.32% turn-out in Ph-II polling for Anantnag LS seat in Kulgam Distt - watsupptoday.com
10.32% turn-out in Ph-II polling for Anantnag LS seat in Kulgam Distt
Posted 30 Apr 2019 11:19 AM

The second period of polling for the Anantnag Lok Sabha situate on Monday recorded a troubling voter turnout of 10.32 percent from among almost 3.45 lakh electorate.

The second period of the voting in favor of the Anantnag situate, which is experiencing polls in three stages because of security reasons, was held in Kulgam locale on Monday alongside the fourth period of polling in the nation for 72 parliamentary electorates crosswise over nine states.

Anantnag parliamentary electorate contains four areas of Jammu and Kashmir — Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama — having an aggregate of 16 get together fragments.

While the polling in Anantnag region was hung on April 23, the casting a ballot in Pulwama and Shopian regions will happen on May 6.

"The voter turnout in the polling held today in Kulgam region was 10.32 percent. These are conditional figures which may fluctuate once the last count is done," Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir Shailendra Kumar told correspondents.

He said of the 3,44,244 qualified voters, just 35,524 cast their votes amid the polling which started at 7 am and finished at 4 pm.

"The polling was tranquil and there were no reports of any viciousness," he included.

Offering the get together section astute reprieve up of the polling, Kumar said Homshalibug enlisted 1.14 percent voter turnout, the most reduced in the region, while Kulgam situate recorded 1.72 percent.

Noorabad saw 20.58 percent votes while Devsar recorded 16.84 percent, he included.

The CEO complimented voters, ideological groups, challenging hopefuls, media. polling staff and security powers for smooth and quiet lead of polling under IV Phases in the state.

He further expounded that the all out level of casting a ballot till date in different parliamentary bodies electorate in the state including Baramulla, Jammu, Srinagar, Udhampur and Anantnag was recorded at 47.06 percent with all out votes at around 33,64,104 out of 71,49,047 all out electorates.

Following the Monday casting a ballot, Kumar put the general poll rate for Anantnag Lok Sabha voting demographic at 12.3 percent. Anantnag area had recorded 13.6 percent turnout.

Contrasted with the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Kulgam locale saw an enormous drop in the voter turnout.

The locale had enlisted 36.3 percent turnout in the polls held five years prior.

Election watchers quality the intense fall in polls rate to a five-year prohibition on Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir (JeI JK), which has an impressive nearness in Kulgam locale.

Homshalibug and Kulgam get together portions, where the voter turn-out did not contact even two percent, was won by Muslim United Front (MUF) in 1987 get together decisions while they had earned huge votes in other gathering sections of the locale also.

The now-ancient ideological group was chiefly determined by Jamaat frameworks.

Police authorities said however the casting a ballot in the locale was held in the midst of stringent safety efforts, segregated episodes of stone-pelting happened close to some polling stations.

Kumar said the third leg of voting in favor of the Anantnag Lok Sabha situate in Pulwama and Shopian regions on May 6 is probably going to challenge however the specialists have found a way to guarantee a tranquil polling.

"We have taken certain measures after each period of decisions and we are sure we will have smooth races in the third stage also," he included.

PDP president and previous boss pastor Mehbooba Mufti is among the 18 competitors challenging for the Anantnag Lok Sabha situate.

The other eminent competitors incorporate Congress state president G A Mir, previous high court judge Hasnain Masoodi (National Conference) and previous MLC Sofi Yousuf (BJP). Others in the conflict incorporate Nisar Ahmad Wani of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party, Choudhary Zaffar Ali of Jammu Kashmir Peoples Conference, Sanjay Kumar Dhar of Manav Adhikar Party, Surinder Singh of Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) and Imtiyaz Ahmad Rather, Ridwana Sanam, Riyaz Ahmad Bhat, Zubair Masoodi, Shams Khwaja, Ali Mohammad Wani, Gh Mohammad Wani, Kyasir Ahmed Sheik, Manzoor Ahmad Khan and Mirza Sajad Hussain Beigh, all independents.

The CEO educated that two general spectators, one use eyewitness, one police onlooker, 68 small scale eyewitnesses other than 1,732 polling staff guaranteed the smooth direct of the casting a ballot in this stage.

In the interim, a few episodes of stone pelting occurred on Monday in Kulgam locale, police said.

"Confined episodes of stone pelting close polling stations have been accounted for from different pieces of Kulgam area however the circumstance is leveled out because of auspicious activity of security powers," a police official said.

He said there were no reports of anybody getting injured in the stone pelting occurrences up until now.

The Election Commission has shortened the polling length for Anantnag Lok Sabha body electorate by two hours following a solicitation from the state police with this impact. The reexamined polling timing is from 7 am to 4 pm.

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