Lok Sabha Elections: Polling ends peacefully in JK's Anantnag, just 10 per cent cast ballot

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 April 2019, 06:51 PM
The voting, which started at around 7 am, was mostly peaceful with isolated incidents of stone-pelting near polling stations. (Image Credit: ANI)
The voting, which started at around 7 am, was mostly peaceful with isolated incidents of stone-pelting near polling stations. (Image Credit: ANI)

A voter turnout of 10.02 per cent was recorded on Monday for second phase voting in the Anantnag parliamentary constituency. The polls are being held in three phases on this Lok Sabha seat due to security reasons.

"10.2 per cent voter turnout was recorded in today's polling in the four segments of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency. The poll process ended peacefully despite some stray incidents of violence in which miscreants tried to disrupt the poll process," poll officials said.

The voting, which started at around 7 am, was mostly peaceful with isolated incidents of stone-pelting near polling stations. Two people sustained pellet injuries in clashes with the security forces in Kulgam district. Both of them have been shifted to Srinagar for treatment, police said.

Today’s voting will decide the fate of 18 candidates, including former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.

Anantnag’s Kulgam district, which comprises four assembly segments -- Kulgam, Devsar, Noorabad and Hom Shalibugh - has 3,45,489 electors including 1,79,607 males, 1,64,604 females, 1,265 service electors and 13 transgender voters.

The Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency covers four districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama with 16 assembly segments.

Anantnag district went to polls on 23 April, while voting in Pulwama and Shopian districts will take place on 6 May.

First Published: Monday, April 29, 2019 06:51 PM
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