Omar Abdullah Questions GoI Over Low Voter Turnout  

SRINAGAR — National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah Saturday criticised the Centre’s handling of Kashmir, seeking reasons for the all-time low voter turnout in the ongoing urban local body polls.

“From the highest turnouts since 1987 in 2014 to the lowest turnouts ever recorded in 2018 why is the Modi government able to get away with its disastrous handing of Kashmir almost unquestioned?” Omar asked on his Twitter handle.

Most of the assembly segments in Srinagar witnessed a voter turnout in excess of 25 per cent with the Sonawar assembly seat recording nearly 45 per cent poll percentage.

However, the voter turnout in Srinagar in the first three phases of the ongoing civic polls has failed to touch the double-digit figure.

The first phase recorded the highest (6.2 per cent) turnout so far, while the second and third phases have recorded 2.3 and 1.8 per cent, respectively.

 

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