Polling trends in South

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KL Report

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South Kashmir saw 0.9 poll hike in recently concluded Parliamentary elections as compared to 2009 elections. The poll percentage which stood at 27.1 in 2009 was recorded 28 in 2014.

But many constituencies in South Kashmir threw some surprising behaviour towards polling process this time around.

Tral constituency which polled 2.86 votes in 2009 recorded poll percentage of 1.34 in 2014. While in Saffron town Pampore, 4.65 votes were polled in 2009 as compared to 6.07 votes in 2014.

Pulwama polled 4.1 in 2014 as compared 17.16 votes in 2009.

Rajpora which polled 16.58 votes in 2009 recorded a poll percentage of 17.6 in 2014. Similarly, Wachi polled 19.21 this time as compared to 19.65 in 2009.

Shopian which recorded 17.92 polling in 2009 saw 25.27 this time around. Noorabad which polled 54.48 votes in 2009 surged to 72 in 2014. Kulgam recorded 16 percent polling in 2014 as compared to 19.59 in 2009. Similarly, Homeshalibug that polled 25.96 in 2009 came down 10 in 2014. Similar trend was observed in Devsar which polled 40.2 in 2009 and recorded 37 in 2014.

Islamabad polled 18.86 this time as compared to 26.59 in 2009. Dooru polled 28.44 in 2009 which swelled to 44.42 in 2014. Similarly, Kokernag polled 46.33 this time around as compared to 34.77 votes in 2009.

Shangus polled 55.29 in 2009 and only 37.15 in 2014. Bijbehara polled 36.21 in 2009 and recorded 36.11 in 2014.

While as, Pahalgam polled 56.26 votes in 2009 as well in 2014 elections.

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