4.8% voting in Srinagar, 11.0% in Ganderbal, 11.4% in Budgam in first 6 hours: Officials
Srinagar: The voter turnout crossed double digit number in Budgam and Ganderbal but remained abysmally low in Srinagar after six hours of voting on Thursday. The constituency is spread over three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal with as many as 12,90,318 voters eligible to decide the fate of 12 candidates. 1,716 polling stations have been set up in the constituency. At 1 p.m., marking completion of first six hours of voting, Srinagar recorded a lowest turnout of 4.8% while Ganderbal witnessed 11 % and Budgam 11.4 % respectively, officials said. Former 3-time chief minister Farooq Abdullah is among the candidates in the fray and is seen as the frontrunner to enter the Lok Sabha for the fourth time from Srinagar seat.Besides Abdullah, the other prominent candidates are Aga Mohsin of PDP, Irfan Ansari of People’s Conference and Khalid Jehangir of BJP.The campaigning for the prestigious seat, which came to an end on Tuesday, saw relatively a low key campaign with only Abdullah making his presence felt as a candidate.
Poll %age of 2nd phase–upto 1300 hours
Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency
Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency
Overall poll %age in the State is 29.6 % upto 01.00 p.m
by INS Desk