LS Polls: 10.3% voter turnout in Kulgam


As the polling for the second phase of the three-phase elections for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat ended on Monday, the Noorabad assembly segment recorded the highest turnout and the overall percentage in the Kulgam district was recorded 10.3%.

Paramilitary forces manning the polling booth at Government higher secondary school Qaimoh in Kulgam district. Kl Image by Shah Hilal

As many as 15663 (20.5 per cent) people cast the vote in Noorabad, 15160 (16.6 per cent) in Devsar, Kulgam 1684 (1.7 per cent) and Homeshalibugh  891 (1.1 per cent), till 4:00 pm.

According to officials, 10.3per cent overall polling was recorded in Kulgam district.

The candidates in the fray are Hasnain Masoodi of Jammu Kashmir National Conference, Sofi Yousuf of Bhartiya Janta Party, Ghulam Ahmad Mir of Indian National Congress, Mehbooba Mufti of Jammu Kashmir People’s Democratic Party, Nisar Ahmad Wani of Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party, Ch. Zaffar Ali of Jammu Kashmir People’s Conference, Sanjay Kumar Dhar of Manav Adhikar Party, Surinder Singh of Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) and Imtiyaz Ahmad Rather, Ridwana Sanam, Riyaz Ahmad Bhat, Zubair Masoodi, Shams Khwaja, Ali Mohammad Wani, Ghulam Mohammad Wani, Kyasir Ahmed Sheikh, Manzoor Ahmad Khan and Mirza Sajad Hussain Beigh, all independents.

The polling began at 7 a.m. and ended at 4 pm for the second phase of the three-phase elections for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat.

Kulgam Assembly segment has the highest number of 98,298 voters (51,051 males, 46,818 females, 455 service voters and 4 transgender voters) while as Noorabad has the lowest 77,171 electors, including 40,093 males, 36,886 females, 188 service voters and 4 transgender voters.

Assembly segment of Devsar has 91288 voters (47467 males, 43324 females, 492 service voters and five transgender voters), and HS Bugh segment has 78669 voters (40996 males, 37576 females and 127 service voters).

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown was observed in Kulgam district.


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