Eighth phase of J&K panchayat poll ends peacefully, 77 pc turnout

Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 23:50

Srinagar: The eighth phase of panchayat
polls in Jammu and Kashmir ended peacefully on Thursday with nearly
77 per cent turnout in seven blocks to elect 237 sarpanches
and 1659 panches.
The poll percentage in Trehgam block of Kupwara district
was registered at 82, Rafiabad - 78, B K Pora - 64, Shahabad -
69, Barnoti - 78.59, Akhnoor - 84 and Sunderbani - 77.66 per
cent, an official spokesman said.

He said there was no report of any untoward incident from
any of the blocks.
Panchayat elections are being held 16 phases in the state
after a gap of ten years.


First Published: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 23:50
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