SRINAGAR: All the district constituencies witnessing polls in Kashmir on December 1 have been declared “sensitive”, State Election Commissioner (SEC) K.K. Sharma said on Monday.
“Every polling booth in Kashmir is sensitive. However, adequate security measures are in place for the second phase of the District Development Council (DDC), in which 43 constituencies will go for polls tomorrow [December 1],” Sharma told reporters here on Monday.
Sharma reiterated that no candidate is barred from going for campaigning and that PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti being the former chief minister of erstwhile J&K, needs to follow security protocol while going out. Addressing a press conference here, Sharma said that all arrangements are in place for the phase-two with adequate security in place.
“In Kashmir every polling booth is sensitive and is guarded with an adequate number of security forces personnel,” Sharma said , adding that he was hopeful of larger participation of people in the phase two of DDC polls tomorrow. “I hope people will come out in good numbers without fear and participate in polls so that DDC’s are formed in each district to give development a new push.”
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