J&K Panchayat polls: Turnout over 80% in 6th phase

More than 80 per cent voters exercised their franchinse in the sixth phase of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat elections which passed off peacefully.

Updated: May 04, 2011, 21:21 PM IST

Jammu: More than 80 per cent voters on Wednesday
exercised their franchinse in the sixth phase of Jammu and
Kashmir Panchayat elections which passed off peacefully.

The exercise was held to elect 320 Sarpanches and 2320
Panches in nine blocks of the state.

An official spokesman said 80.52 per cent polling was
recorded in the sixth phase which was peaceful.

The polls were held in Langate in Kupwara district,
Tangmark in Baramulla, Khag in Budgam, Breng in Anantnag,
Majalta in Udhampur, Reasi in Reasi, Billawar in Kathua, and
Doongi and Thanamandi, both in Rajouri.

The highest polling of 86.06 per cent was recorded in
Langate followed by 85.40 per cent in Khag, the spokesman
said.

PTI