J&K Assembly polls phase 1: Brisk voting in 15 constituencies


j&kPolling opened on a brisk note in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir, which went to polls during the first phase of Assembly elections on Tuesday morning.

People turned up in good numbers at polling stations in many places as the polling began at 7 am. By 10 am, the highest 24 per cent polling was registered in Gurez, followed by Kangan (18.49), Inderwal (16.84), Sonawari (16.70), and Bandipora (15.44).

As much as 15 per cent of the electorate had cast their votes in Kishtwar and 14.82 per cent in Banihal and 14.56 per cent in Ramban, besides Bhderwah and Doda (14 each).

In Ganderbal, the poll percentage was 13.69, Nobra (9.56), Leh (6.27), Kargil (4) and Zanskar (9.7).

In the Ramban constituency, at polling station Dukson, 20 votes were polled, at polling station-62, 32 votes were polled, at polling station 63, 45 votes were polled. Similarly, at Rajgar-64, 30 votes were polled while as at polling station-31, 27 votes were polled by 10 a.m.

Similarly, in Kangan constituency, 94 votes were polled at Vosun-A, Polling Station, at Kangan-B, 163 votes were polled and at Vailoo-B, 67 votes were polled and at polling station 32-Margan, 144 votes were polled.

In Bandipora constituency, at polling station-56, 142 votes were polled, at polling station-57, 99 votes were polled, at polling station-59, 115 votes were polled, at polling station-60, 132 votes were polled and at polling station-61, 123 votes were polled when the last reports came in.

With people standing in queues, the polling was going on peacefully with no untoward incident reported from any place.