Jammu: Staying miles away from their homes for past few decades, over 27,000 Kashmiri Pandit migrants will be exercising their franchise at special polling stations outside Kashmir for the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency.
As many as 27,235 Pandits will be voting for Anantnag seat, which goes to polls on April 24 in third phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir, according to J&K Election Department data.
As many as 13,01,142 voters will decide the fate of 12 candidates including PDP President and Leader of Opposition in J&K Assembly Mehbooba Mufti and sitting NC MP Dr Mehboob Beigh.
There 1615 polling station setup at 1119 locations and out of them 675 and 685 are hyper-sensitive and sensitive polling stations.
As per the figures, highest number of 17,304 KPs voters are registered for polling in Anantnag district followed by 4793 in Kulgam district, 3837 voters in Shopian district and 1301 voters in Pulawam district.
Similarly, the highest number of 3698 KPs voters are registered for polling in Anantnag Assembly segment and lowest 180 voters are registered in Pulwama Assembly segment out of 16 Assembly segments in Anantnag LS seat.
As per the notification of Election Commission of India (ECI) 18 special polling station has been setup for KP migrant voters in Jammu, Udhampur and Delhi for voting.
While Jammu has the largest number of 13 polling station setup by EC for voting for KP voters, it is followed by 4 in Delhi and one in Udhampur.