LS Polls: Homeshalibugh records lowest turnout till 12 pm

Srinagar

5.7 per cent votes were polled till 12 pm on Monday in Kulgam during the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections, said an official.

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

The highest votes were cast in Noorabad 9036 (11.8%), followed by Devsar 9150 (10%), 812 (0.8%) votes were cast in Kulgam and the lowest turnout was witnessed in Homeshalibugh where 398 (0.5%) votes were cast till 12: 00 pm. The overall percentage was 5.7 per cent.

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

Witness said that the heavy deployment of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) and state police has been made to secure the polling stations and provide safety to the voters.

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).

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