EC issues notification for 5th phase assembly polls in J&K

Election Commission on Wednesday issued notification for holding the elections in 20 of the 87 assembly seats in the fifth and last phase of the five-stage assembly polls.

Jammu: Election Commission on Wednesday issued notification for holding the elections in 20 of the 87 assembly seats in the fifth and last phase of the five-stage assembly polls.

The constituencies going to polls are Bani, Basohli, Kathua, Billawar, Hiranagar(SC) in Kathua District and Nagrota, Gandhinagar, Jammu East, Jammu West, Bishnah, R S Pura(SC), Suchetgarh, Marh, Raipur Domana (SC), Akhnoor and Chhamb (SC) in Jammu District and Nowshara, Darhal, Rajouri, Kalakote in Rajouri District, an official spokesman said.

As per the notification, December 3 will be the last date for filing of nominations while scrutiny of the papers will be held on December 4 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is December 6, he said.

Elections in these constituencies will be held on December 20 from 8 am to 4 pm and December 29 is the date before which the elections would be completed, the official said.

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