Barmaulla polled 39.6, Ladakh 65 percent: CEO

RIYAZ UL KHALIQ

SRINAGAR

The North Kashmir’s Baramulla and Ladakh Lok Sabha Constituencies that went for polls Wednesday polled 39.6 percent and 65 percent respectively.

Addressing a press conference soon after the polling concluded, J&K Chief Electoral Officer, Umang Narula said that the polling in both the Lok Sabha constituencies remained ‘peaceful’.

Giving assembly segment-wise details, he said that Karnah polled the highest number at 71.57 percent while Sopore assembly constituency remained lowest at 1.06 percent.

The district wise polling percentage:

Kupwara: 63.19%

Baramulla: 25.19%

Bandipora: 35.65%

The assembly segment wise details:

Kupwara: 69.29%

Lolab: 57.37%

Handwara: 69.92%

Langate: 47.84%

Uri: 65.42%

Rafiabad: 21.83%

Sangrama: 18.07%

Baramulla: 23.46%

Gulmarg: 29. 50%

Pattan: 23.50%

Gurez: 48.28%

Bandipora: 20.52%

Sonawari: 49.02%

Leh: 64%

Kagil: 65.8%

Replying a query, the CEO said that different strategies were used in different election atmospheres. “To meet challenges, different strategies are applied in consultation with different people,” he said answering why for the first time different polling booths were clubbed and re-established at different places.

The Kashmir Police Chief, who was flanking CEO J&K, said that the situation by and large remained ‘peaceful’ and security was provided to persons who wanted to cast their vote. “Security arrangements were made and every opportunity was given to voters,” he said replying a question why three of the four bridges Baramulla town has, were closed.

Pertinently, with total of 1357321 electorate, 19 candidates were in the fray for the two Lok Sabha seats. The polling on Wednesday marked the final Lok Sabha polling in J&K State.

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