Counting of votes for the five-phased assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be undertaken on Monday, with the authorities finalising all arrangements to ensure smooth conclusion of the poll process to the 12th Legislative Assembly.
Congress on Sunday alleged that a large part of the crowd that attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Kishtwar rally had come from other parts of the country while the locals constituted only 10 per cent.
Amid tight security, 226 polling parties were on Sunday dispatched to far-flung booths in four Assembly constituencies in Doda and Ramban districts of Jammu and Kashmir for first phase of polling on November 25.
Residents of around 14 flood-hit villages in Desa belt of Doda and Ramban Assembly seats have threatened to boycott the state elections after the local administration allegedly failed to provide them free ration.
Recalling his tenure as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir in 2006-08, Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday wooed voters, saying hist government had replaced the "hopelessness" in the state with all-round development, and promised to do so again, if voted to power.
In a bid to woo the over five lakh voters of Chenab Valley, PDP on Thursday launched its campaign for the November 25 assembly polls in the region and showcased party patron Mufti Mohd Sayeed's "peace with dignity" rule to counter senior Congress leader and native Ghulam Nabi Azad's development agenda.
On the last date of the filing of nominations for the first phase of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, 21 candidates today filed their papers from Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar constituencies of Jammu region.
In a bid to reach out to all sections of the society and create voter awareness among them, the Election department on Monday held a special Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme at a remote hamlet of Doda district for deaf and dumb voters.