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Jammu and Kashmir: 79.9% polling recorded in 8th phase of Panchayat elections

According to the Chief Electoral Officer J&K, Shaleen Kabra, a massive 85.1% polling was witnessed in Jammu division and 49.6% in Kashmir division.

Statesman News Service | Jammu |

79.9 per cent polling was recorded on Saturday in the Phase-VIII of the Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the Chief Electoral Officer J&K, Shaleen Kabra, a massive 85.1% polling was witnessed in Jammu division and 49.6% in Kashmir division.

Giving district-wise details, Kabra said that Kupwara witnessed 53.8% polling, Bandipora 18%, Baramulla 56.9%, Srinagar 11.6%, Budgam 9.1%, Reasi 89.8%, Kathua 84%, Samba 84%, Jammu 84.8%, and Rajouri 82.4%.

Kabra said in the Phase-I of the Panchayat Polls held on November 17, 2018, 74.1% polling was recorded across J&K including 64.5% in Kashmir division and 79.4% in Jammu division.

In the Phase-II of Panchayat Polls held on November 20, 2018, overall 71.1% polling was witnessed across the state with 80.4% polling in Jammu division and 52.2% in Kashmir division.

He said in Phase-III, the state witnessed a poll percentage of 75.2% including 55.7% in Kashmir division and 83.0% in Jammu division.

In Phase-IV, he said, J&K witnessed 71.3% voting with 82.4% electors exercising their franchise in Jammu division and 32.3% in Kashmir division.

In the Phase-V of Panchayat Polls, an overall poll percentage of 71.1% was witnessed across the state with 85.2% polling in Jammu division and 33.7% in Kashmir division.

In the Phase-VI of Panchayat Polls, an overall poll percentage of 76.9% was recorded across J&K, including 17.3% in Kashmir division and 84.6% in Jammu division.

In the Phase-VII of Panchayat Polls, an overall poll percentage of 75.3% was witnessed across the state with 84.8% in Jammu division and 30.3% in Kashmir division.