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ULB polls: Amid shutdown second phase polls underway, except Sumbal voting thin

ULB polls: Amid shutdown second phase polls underway, except Sumbal voting thin
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Srinagar: The second phase of the Urban Local Bodies polls stated on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir.

In Srinagar’s Shaheed gunj ward 22 B till 9: am a total vote count was 20 while as in  Shuthra shahi ward 22 only three votes were casted. In ward no 37 toll vote count was 13 and in Ward no 35 vote count was 30.
In Bemina Degree college where 9 booths (AtoJ) have been places till 9am total vote count of all was 9 votes.

In MC Sumbal a total of 341 votes were casted.

In Watergam rafiabad, Baramulla,  in the first two hours only two votes were castesd.

2 candidates are going to polls in the second phase of the municipal elections today in Watergam while out of 13 wards 8 wards have won uncontested.4 wards remained closed with no one filing papers to contest polls.

A total of 1,029 candidates are in fray across Jammu and Kashmir.

Government has put in elaborate security measures for “incident free” polling as the voting began at 6 am.

Officials said that the voting would take place at 544 polling stations across Jammu and Kashmir would end at 4 pm.

881 candidates in Jammu division and 148 in Kashmir division – are in the fray for 263 municipal wards, including 49 in Kashmir and 214 in Jammu.

As many as 270 polling stations have been designated for voting in Kashmir Division and 274 in Jammu Division, they added.

The officials said the total electorate in these wards is 346,980 – 128,104 in Jammu Division belonging to 18 Municipal bodies and 218,876 in Kashmir Division of five Municipal bodies.

The joint resistance leadership comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik have called for a shutdown in the poll bound areas while government has declared holiday for the day in the municipal areas concerned.




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