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December 08, 2018

Panchayat Polls-2018:

Jammu Kashmir witnesses 79.9% voting in Phase-VIII

85.1% electors exercise franchise in Jammu division, 49.6% in Kashmir division; Reasi tops at 89.8%: CEO

Srinagar (Kashmir - J&K), December 08: In the Phase-VIII of Panchayat Polls held today, overall poll percentage of 79.9% was witnessed across the State.

According to the Chief Electoral Officer J&K, Shaleen Kabra, a massive 85.1% polling was witnessed in Jammu division and 49.6% in Kashmir division.

Giving district-wise details, Kabra said that Kupwara witnessed 53.8% polling in Phase-VIII, Bandipora 18%, Baramulla 56.9%, Srinagar 11.6%, Budgam 9.1%, Reasi 89.8%, Kathua 84%, Samba 84%, Jammu 84.8% and Rajouri 82.4%.

Kabra said in the Phase-I of Panchayat Polls held on 17 November 2018, 74.1% polling was recorded across J&K including 64.5% in Kashmir division and 79.4% in Jammu division.

In the Phase-II of Panchayat Polls held on 20 November 2018, overall 71.1% polling was witnessed across the State with an 80.4% polling in Jammu division and 52.2% in Kashmir division.

He said in Phase-III, the State witnessed a poll percentage of 75.2% including 55.7% in Kashmir division and 83.0% in Jammu division.

In Phase-IV, he said, JK witnessed 71.3% voting with 82.4% electors exercising their franchise in Jammu division and 32.3% in Kashmir division.




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