7.14% turnout recorded in Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency: CEO


Srinagar: Around 7.14 percent of voter turnout was recorded in 2-Srinagar Parliamentary constituency for which bye-elections were held today. The constituency comprises three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal.

This information was given by the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shantmanu at a press conference here today. He was flanked by IGP Kashmir, SJM Gillani and other officers of the Election Department.

He said as many as 1559 polling stations were setup and 6236 poll personnel were deployed for 1261395 electorate of Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency.

While giving the break-up of votes polled, the CEO said that a total of 90050 votes were polled during the day long exercise. The votes also included those cast by migrants at the special polling stations.

He said in Srinagar district 24574 votes were polled in eight assembly segments of Srinagar parliamentary Constituency with Hazratbal recording 3483 votes, Zadibal 3280, Eidgah 383, Khanyar 2587, Habba Kadal 2058, Amira Kadal 3331, Sonwar 4777 and Batamaloo 4675.

Similarly in five assembly segments of Budgam district, a total of 40288 votes were cast with Chadoora recording 602, Budgam 13276, Beerwah 13625, Khan Sahab 9492 and Chrar-e-Sharief 3293 votes.

In two assembly segments of Ganderbal district, a total of 24217 votes were polled that included 15199 in Kangan and 9018 in Ganderbal assembly segments.

He said 3.84 percent polling was recorded in Srinagar, 8.82 percent in Budgam and 14.71 percent in Ganderbal districts.

Kangan assembly segment in Ganderbal district recorded highest voter turnout of 15199, while lowest polling of 383 votes was recorded in Eidgah assembly segment of Srinagar district.

A total of 971 votes were also polled at the three migrant polling centres set up at Jammu, Udhampur and New Delhi. 

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