Voters in a queue to cast their vote during the second phase of District Development Council (DDC) election in Kangar area of Ganderbal,.

48.62% voting recorded in Phase 2 of DDC polls

In the second section of the district growth council (DDC) polls, 48.62% folks exercised their franchise in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

The voting share has dipped in Kashmir whereas it elevated marginally in Jammu division as in comparison with Phase 1. While solely one-third of the entire citizens solid their votes in Kashmir, it was two-thirds within the Jammu division.

State election commissioner KK Sharma mentioned general 48.62% citizens voted within the second section in J&Ok. “The polling percentage was 33.34% in Kashmir and 65.54% in Jammu division,” he mentioned. In the primary section on Saturday, 51.7% voting was recorded – 40.65% in Kashmir and 64.2% in Jammu.

The voting was held in 43 seats throughout the UT to resolve the destiny of 321 candidates in fray within the second section – 196 in Kashmir and 125 in Jammu. As many as 2,142 polling stations had been established throughout the UT. The foremost competitors is between People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Apni Party.

The SEC mentioned the polls had been carried out peacefully throughout the area. “Overall, the situation in all 20 districts was fine. There was no untoward incident reported in Jammu or Kashmir. Only a single incident of an argument over validity of the identity proof of a person took place in Jammu,” he mentioned.

In Kashmir, the best polling was recorded in Bandipora the place 69.66% citizens voted, adopted by Kupwara at 58.69%. Sharma mentioned Pulwama recorded lowest of 8.67% polling in Kashmir– a terse increased than 6% of Phase 1.

In Jammu, the best voting was in Poonch at 75.07%, adopted by Jammu at 69.97%. The lowest share in Kathua district at 60.1%. Of the 7.90 lakh voters eligible for voting within the second section, 1,35,990 casted their vote in Kashmir and a couple of,41,411 in Jammu.

In Kashmir Division, the polling share recorded in Budgam was 43.51%, Srinagar 33.78%, Kulgam 29.90%, Baramulla 28.95%, Shopian 17.28%, Anantnag 16.09%, and Pulwama 8.67%.

Similarly, in Jammu division, ballot share of 61.64% was recorded in Kishtwar, 64.80% in Doda, 66.23% in Ramban, 62.51% in Udhampur, 66.38% in Samba and 69.27 in Reasi% and 60.21% in Rajouri.

The DDC elections are the primary main electoral train going down in Jammu and Kashmir after the revocation of Article 370 in August final 12 months and the bifurcation of the previous state into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

The eight-phase election will finish on December 19 and the counting will likely be held on December 22. The third section of elections will likely be held on December 4.