Jammu and Kashmir District Improvement Council (DDC) election second section recorded a voter turnout of 48.62 per cent turnout. The election handed off peacefully on Tuesday. Jammu area witnessed 65.54 % voting, whereas Kashmir valley recorded a mean of 33.34 % turnout, state election commissioner KK Sharma instructed reporters.
Bandipora district recorded the best turnout in Kashmir at 69.66 % which was the third-highest within the union territory. A turnout of 51.76 was recorded within the first section on November 28 — 64.2 % within the Jammu division and 40.65 % within the Kashmir division.
The election is important as it’s the first main democratic train because the Centre abrogated Article 370 that gave particular standing to J-Ok and bifurcated the state into two union territories in August 12 months.
Poonch recorded the best turnout of 75 % on Tuesday, whereas Pulwama retained its place on the backside, as within the first section, with simply 8.67 % individuals casting their votes. Out of the 280 constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir, 43 went to polls within the second section with 25 in Kashmir and 18 within the Jammu division. Voting was held in 43 DDC constituencies together with 25 in Kashmir and 18 within the Jammu area within the first section.
“The voting for the second section of DDC elections handed off peacefully with no incident reported from anyplace within the union territory. The general voting proportion for the second section was 48.62 per cent,” Sharma mentioned. On the dip in ballot proportion within the valley, Sharma mentioned it was for the individuals to vote.
“Now we have been interesting to individuals to vote within the DDC polls as these are crucial in electing the decision-making physique on the district degree. Now we have run consciousness campaigns on this regard however ultimately, it’s the individuals who should vote, ” he mentioned.
Giving particulars, Sharma mentioned 1.45 lakh individuals together with 62,117 girls turned as much as forged their votes within the valley. In Jammu, 1.27 lakh male voters and 1.13 lakh feminine voters exercised their franchise.