DDC polls-Phase 2 : Polling begins in J&K

KD Desk

Srinagar, Dec 01 : Voting has begun for 43 segments of second phase of district development council in Jammu & Kashmir.

An official told Kashmir Despatch that polling has begun at 7: 00 am in all 43 segments.

According to State Election Commissioner (SEC) K K Sharma there are 280 DDC constituencies in J&K and each district has 14. “In phase two, 25 constituencies will go to polls in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu region,” SEC said” there are 321 candidates in the fray for DDC polls of which 196 are from Kashmir and 125 in Jammu.”

He added there are 7.90 lakh voters eligible for the DDC polls while total number of polling stations is 2142 of which 1305 are in Kashmir and 837 Jammu. The phase-1 of the DDC polls witnessed 52 percent voting.

Pertinently, 51.7 per cent voting was recorded for the phase one in J&K UT.

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