Greater than seven lakh voters will determine the destiny of 249 candidates contesting within the fourth part of the District Growth Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
The polling shall be held between 7am and 2pm in 34 constituencies — 17 every in Jammu and Kashmir divisions.
In addition to DDC elections, polling shall be held for panchayat bypolls in 50 vacant sarpanch seats and 216 vacant panch seats falling inside the DDC constituencies, an official spokesperson stated, in accordance with information company PTI.
Up to now, three phases of the maiden DDC elections, the primary democratic train in Jammu and Kashmir after the reorganization of the erstwhile state final yr, have been held on November 28, December 1 and December four, registering a voter turnout of 51.76 per cent, 48.62 per cent and 50.53 per cent, respectively.
Within the 17 DDC constituencies of Kashmir division, 138 candidates, together with 48 girls, are within the fray. In Jammu division, 111 candidates, together with 34 girls, are contesting on this part.
“There have been 123 sarpanch vacancies notified within the 4th part and out of those 45 have gotten crammed unopposed. There shall be a contest in 50 constituencies and 137 candidates, together with 47 girls, are within the fray,” the spokesperson stated.
Out of the overall 1,207 panch vacancies notified on this part, 416 have gotten crammed unopposed and there’s no contest in these constituencies. Polling would happen in 216 panch constituencies and there are 478 candidates within the fray together with 129 girls, he added.
Within the fourth part, 7,17,322 electors are eligible to forged their votes — three,76,797 males and three,40,525 girls. Amongst them, three,50,149 are from Jammu division and three,67,173 from Kashmir division, he stated.
In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, satisfactory preparations have been made to make sure security of all stakeholders, together with voters.
Particular polling stations at Girls Faculty Gandhinagar, Jammu and Women Increased Secondary College Udhampur have been set as much as facilitate bodily voting by Kashmiri migrants, the spokesperson stated.