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J&K records 45.7% voter turnout as compared to 57.31% in first phase

TSL NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, APRIL 18: The second phase of polling in Srinagar and Udhampur Parliamentary constituencies of J&K witnessed a total voter turnout of 45.7% per cent.

The Udhampur Parliamentary constituency spread over 17 Assembly segments comprising six districts of Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban, Reasi, Udhampur and Kathua recorded an overall voter turnout of 70.2 per cent. Wherein, Udhampur recorded 74.8 per cent, followed by Kathua 74.0 per cent, Reasi at 72.7 per cent, Doda at 64.1 per cent, Ramban, 59.5 per cent, respectively, CEO Shailendra Kumar informed. Kishtwar, despite having curfew until a few days before observed 66.2 per cent voter turnout.

Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency, spread over three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal with 15 Assembly segments, recorded an overall voter turnout of 14.1 per cent, he added.

Pertinently the Srinagar PC is spread over 15 Assembly segments comprising three districts of Central Kashmir-Ganderbal, Srinagar and Budgam. The voter turnout was highest in central Kashmir’s district Budgam with 21.5 per cent, followed by 17.6 % in Ganderbal and 7.69 % in Srinagar.

Nearly 1.5 lakh first time voters also exercised their franchise. The CEO informed that there would be slight changes in the overall figures as the final tallies are being made.

 

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