Amid tight safety preparations, polling started in 31 district growth council (DDC) constituencies on Sunday morning in Jammu and Kashmir. In addition to 31 constituencies of the DDC, voting can also be happening for 334 Panch and 77 Sarpanch seats.
The polling within the first 5 phases has remained largely peaceable besides a few grenade assaults and an assault on Apni Get together’s DDC candidate in South Kashmir, through which he obtained two bullet wounds. On Saturday evening, two civilians had been injured in a grenade assault in Sopore.
State election commissioner (SEC), Okay Okay Sharma stated 14 of the 31 DDC constituencies going to polls within the sixth part on Sunday had been from the Kashmir division and 17 had been from the Jammu division.
“Towards the 14 DDC constituencies of Kashmir division, there are 124 candidates in fray together with 47 females. In Jammu division, there are 121 candidates in fray for the 17 DDC constituencies together with 53 females.
748,301 electors (390,432 male and 357,869 feminine voters) are going to elect their representatives in all 31 DDC constituencies,” Sharma stated.
He additional stated that 2071 polling stations have been arrange, together with 1208 in Kashmir division and 863 in Jammu division.
“Of 127 Sarpanch vacancies notified within the sixth part, 37 have been elected unopposed. There shall be a contest on 77 seats and 229 candidates together with 65 females are in fray,” he stated, including that out of the full 1,548 Panch vacancies notified on this part, 334 constituencies will go for elections.
These polls are essential for the Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), an amalgam of principally regional political events, the BJP and the newly shaped Apni Get together. The BJP has been working a excessive octane marketing campaign with greater than 10 high nationwide leaders of the social gathering taking part.
That is additionally the primary election for the Apni social gathering, shaped in March by former J&Okay minister Altaf Bukhari.