J&K records 80 % polling in 7th phase of Panchayat elections
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Last Updated: Monday, May 09, 2011, 00:16
Jammu: Over 80.39 percent polling was recorded in the 7th phase of Panchayat elections in eight blocks of Jammu and Kashmir.

"About 80.39 percent of polling was registered in 7th phase of Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Polling was held peacefully and no untoward incident was reported from any block which went to polls on Sunday," an official spokesman said.

However, re-polling has been ordered in Panchayat Halqa Bhaiya of Hiranagar Block due to misprinting/wrong printing of ballot papers.

The elections were held at 39 Sarpanch constituencies and 278 Panch constituencies in block Kralpora district Kupwara.

In block Kunzer district Baramulla, elections were held in 33 Sarpanch and 258 Panch constituencies while 24 Sarpanch and 211 Panch constituencies in Block Narbal district Budgam.

Elections were held in 31 Sarpanch and 196 Panch Constituencies in Block Shangus district Anantnag, 21 Sarpanch and 158 Panch Constituencies in Block Pouni district Reasi, 33 Sarpanch and 226 Panch Constituencies in Block Hiranagar district Kathua. 31 Sarpanch, 33 Sarpanch and 244 Panch Constituencies in CD Block Rajouri and 194 Panch Constituencies in Block Manjakote district Rajouri.

The poll percentage in Kralpora was recorded at 89.50 percent, in Kunzer 75 percent, in Narbal 84 percent, in Shangus 74 percent, in Pouni 81 percent, in Hiranagar 78.59 percent, in Manjakote 79.40 percent and in Rajouri 83.30 percent, which accounts to an average percentage of 80.39 pc in all these blocks.

As per the reports, out of total 29,4156 electorate, 23,6461 exercised their right to franchise in today?s polls, he said.

The first leg of the 16-phase panchayat polls was held in eight blocks of the state on April 13.

The elections for the eighth phase will be held on May 12, ninth phase on May 16 and tenth phase on May 21.

The last six phases will be held on May 25, May 29, June 2, June 6, June 11 and June 16.

Panchayat elections are being held in the state after a gap of ten years.


First Published: Monday, May 09, 2011, 00:16

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