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J&K DDC polls: Voting begins for final phase, 8.93 pc votes polled till 0900 hrs

Jammu: Braving cold weather conditions, people on Saturday morning enthusiastically participated in the eighth and final phase of the District Development Council elections recording percentage of 8.93 percent across different constituencies spread over different districts of Jammu and Kashmir till 0900 hrs.

As per the figures given by the office of State Election Commissioner, in Kashmir Division, Pulwama has recorded voting percentage of 1.38 per cent, Baramulla 8.62 per cent, Kulgam 1.36 per cent, Shopian 1.03per cent, Anantnag 0.62 per cent, Bandipora 12.94 per cent, Kupwara 11.52 per cent and Budgam 6.55 per cent till 0900 hrs.

Similarly, in Jammu division, Kishtwar has recorded voting percentage of 12.88 per cent, Udhampur 8.30 per cent, Jammu 8.51per cent, Kathua 13.42per cent, Ramban 10.01per cent, Doda 8.95 per cent, Samba 17.91 per cent, Poonch 14.86 per cent, Rajouri 15.94 per cent and Reasi 17.17 per cent till 0900 hrs.

Moreover, it was informed that the Kashmir Division recorded an overall polling percentage of 5.54 per cent while Jammu Division recorded 12.43 per cent upto 0900 hrs.

In the eighth and last Phase of DDC elections, voting is being held in 28 DDC constituencies, 13 from Kashmir division and 15 from Jammu division, where 83 and 85 candidates are in fray respectively.

Moreover, 1703 polling stations have been setup in last phase of DDC Elections, 1028 in Kashmir division and 675 in Jammu division for smooth conduct of elections.

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