Voting for the Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha seat started on a brisk note Thursday as enthusiastic voters are queued outside polling stations waiting for their turn.
Most of the voters at polling stations said they were voting against corruption, price rise and fulfillment of promises made, but not kept for ages.
There are 19 candidates in the fray, but the main contest is between the BJP’s Jugal Kishore, the Congress candidate Madam Lal Sharma and Yash Pal Sharma of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The ruling National Conference (NC) which is fighting elections in alliance with the Congress supports Madan Lal Sharma who is seeking re-election for the third time from here.
Meanwhile, stringent security arrangements are in place in the area which is close to both International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC).