752 migrants cast votes

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 25: Out of 1279 migrant voters 752 Kashmiri migrants exercised their right to franchise in the first phase of polling for four assembly constituencies of Kashmir today.
Chief Electoral Officer Umang Narula told reporters that 60 percent turn out of migrant voters was registered for first phase of polling in four Assembly segments of Kashmir Valley today.
According to ARO Migrants, Sachin Dev Singh, 278 votes were polled for Kangan Assembly segment in Ganderbal district out of 437 voters while 288 votes were polled for Ganderbal Assembly Segment out of 510 votes.
He said for Sonawari Constituency in Bandipora district, 57 votes were polled out of 85 registered while 129 votes were polled for Bandipora Assembly segment out of 237 votes.
He said 18 polling booths were set up at different places in Jammu for Kashmiri migrants to cast their vote and 47 polling parties were deployed. Besides, 11 votes were polled by Kashmiri migrants at two polling booths at Dilshad Garden and Najabgarh, Delhi. This was informed by S K Fotedar Assistant Returning Officer Delhi.
The authorities had made elaborate security arrangements at all polling stations for the migrant voters and for the first time women CRPF personnel were also deployed to guard the polling booths.
Out of five Assembly Segments of Kashmir, which went to polls in the first round of voting today Gurez Assembly Segment in Bandipora district had no migrant voters.

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