DGPC elections conducted across J&K

Sikh women displaying voter card while waiting for their turn to cast vote in DGPC elections on Monday.
Sikh women displaying voter card while waiting for their turn to cast vote in DGPC elections on Monday.

134 elected uncontested, polling held for 56 constituencies

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, June 27: District Gurdwara Prabandhak Committees (DGPC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir, were smoothly conducted today for 56 constituencies as in the remaining 134, out of total 190 constituencies, candidates were elected without any contest.

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The constituencies in which elections were held today, included 40 in Jammu division and 16 in Kashmir division for which 152 candidates were in fray (112 in Jammu division and 40 in Kashmir division). Those declared uncontested, included 70 constituencies in Jammu division and 63 in Kashmir division.
Polling was held through Ballot Boxes from 7 AM to 1 PM today following which the counting of votes took place and the results were declared by the respective Returning Officers.
The DGPC – 2022 elections were held as per the schedule notified by the Government through Financial Commissioner Revenue. The election notice was issued by the Returning Officers of the respective districts on May 27. The period for filing of nomination papers was fixed from May 28 to June 4. The nomination papers were scrutinised on June 7 and the candidates and last date for withdrawal of candidature was June 9. Symbols to the candidates were allotted on June 10 and the last date for campaigning was June 25.
In Jammu Division, the total number of voters for DGPC elections was 142242. Elections were contested in 40 constituencies of Jammu division, in which the number of voters was 122140, out of which 59126 voters cast their votes with turnover of 48.41 percent. 70 candidates were elected unopposed in Jammu division.
Similarly, the elections for DGPC were held across 16 constituencies in Srinagar, Baramulla and Pulwama districts of Kashmir Division for which 34 Polling Stations were established. Out of 40 Candidates in fray, 12 were contesting for six Constituencies in Srinagar District, 23 Candidates for eight Constituencies of Baramulla District and five were contesting for two constituencies of Pulwama District. The total number of eligible electors registered for these 16 constituencies was 12701. The total number of votes polled during the prescribed time was 6297 with a voting percentage of 49.58.
There are 80 DGPC Constituencies in Kashmir Division, 11 constituencies each for District Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama, and two Constituencies for Shopian District. Out of these 80 DGPC Constituencies, candidates of 63 Constituencies were elected unopposed which include each 11 candidates of District Budgam, Kupwara, Anantnag, Kulgam and two of District Shopian, five candidates of Srinagar, three of Baramulla and nine of Pulwama District. Further in Bandipora, no nomination paper was received for one DGPC constituency of the District and in District Ganderbal, no DGPC Constituency therefore elections were not held in these two districts.
This was for the first time that photo electoral rolls were prepared by the administration for DGPC elections. The civil administration had made elaborate arrangements while the police authorities had also made foolproof security arrangements for the smooth conduct of the elections in the districts.
Those declared elected from Jammu district, included Surjeet Singh, son of Amir Singh from Gadigarh, Avtar Singh, son of Sewa Singh from Digiana, Harjeet Singh, son of Gurbaksh Singh from Gole Gujral, Ranvir Singh, son of Hazara Singh from Akhnoor, Karan Singh Bali, son of Isher Singh Bali from Jammu-West, Balvinder Singh, son Jagat Singh from Jammu East, Ranjeet Singh, son of Swarn Singh from R S Pura, Rajinder Singh, son of Lakhmir Singh from 9-Darsopur, Balwinder Singh, son of Nirmal Singh from Kirpind and Gurmeet Singh, son of Mohinder Singh from Bishnah.
Those elected for DGPC Samba, include Kulwinder Singh from Bari Brahmana, Vikramjit Singh from Swankha, Gurmail Singh from Ramgarh, Manmohan Singh from Pakhari, Jaswant singh from Nandpur Camp, Daljit Slarian from Chak Slarian, Jasbir singh from Vijaypur, Gurmit Singh from Supwal, Karnail Singh from Samba, Sucha Singh from Pangdaur and Swarn Singh from Rajpura,
In District Rajouri, those declared elected, included Manjeet Singh from Rajouri, Rajinder Singh from Bathuni, Satnam Singh from Bobial Upper, Hardial Singh from Nonial Lower, Gurdev Singh from Chowki Handan, Jasvinder Singh from Qila Darhal, Kulbir Singh from Rajpur Kamila, Harmeet Singh from Nowshera, Harband Singh from Narian, Ujagar Singh from Chungi Kangrial and Ranjeet singh from Thanda Pani.
Those declared elected from Kashmir division after a contest today, included Harpal Singh from Mahjoor Nagar, Jaspal Singh from Chanapora, Navtej Singh Bali from Tulsibagh, Gurmeet Singh from Haft Chinar, Manjeet Singh from Karan Nagar, Jasbir Singh Wazir from Kathi Darwaza, Paramjeet Singh from Singhpora, Kalan, Onkar Singh from Najibhat, Satinder Singh from Sherwani Colony, Paranjit Singh from Khandniyar, Rajinder Singh from Kanli Bagh, Nirmal Singh from Batpora Najar, Manmeet Singh from Panzalla Gundbal, Rajinder Singh from Tangmulla and Mashoor Singh, son of Janak Singh from Tahab Shadipora.
The candidates, who were declared winner without contest, included Jasbir Singh Oberoi from Bagat Barzulla, Bhupinder Singh from Jawahar Nagar, Lukhinder Singh from Allochi Bagh, Jasbir Singh from Suthra Shahi, Ranjeet Singh Sodhi from Indra Nagar, Kishanjeet Singh from Ichama, Gurmeet Singh from Nasser Pora, Krishen Singh from Narsinghpora, Gurmeet Singh Mehta from Attina, Sukhbeer Singh from RankiPora, Jatinder Singh from Bonhama, Manjit Singh from BandayBagh (ShogPora), Davinder Pal Singh from Zazbugh Dalwan, Satpal Singh from Dharamshalla Singhan, Gurjeet Singh from Rangreth, Narinder Singh from Heewooder, Balwinder Singh from Gulmarg, Sewa Singh from Gohan Lari Jungle, Baldev Singh from Karnah, Gurmeet Singh from Kupwara, Mohinder Pal Singh from Kupwara, Pripthphal Singh from Maidan Chogal, Harjit Singh from Maidan Chogal, Baldev Singh from Sheelipora, Rawalpora, Rabinder Singh from Deedarpora, Gujan Singh from Deedarpora, Ujal Singh from Deedarpora, Prithpal Singh from Deedarpora, Avtar Singh from Deedarpora, Niranjan Singh from Bongund/Hutmurah, Jarnail Singh from Machbawan, Richpal Singh from Ranbirpora, Nanak Singh from Chitti Singh Pora-A, Joginder Singh from Chitti Singh Pora-B, Arvinder Singh from Chitti Singh Pora-C, Shilendar Singh from Nowgam, Prabhu Singh from Nambal, Uttam Singh from Srangsoo, Autar Singh from Singhpora, Avtar Singh from Zaldoora, Ajeet Singh from Palpora, Keerath Singh from Palpora, Avtar Singh from Palpora, Darbari Singh from Palpora, Ravi Singh from Palpora, Manjeet Singh from Palpora, Chinni Singh from Palpora, Tahal Singh from Palpora, Tahal Singh from Palpora, Kashmira Singh from Palpora, Jangi Singh from Palpora, Babu Singh from Palpora, Harmet Singh from Panzer, Charanjeet Singh from Bongam, Gurmukh Singh from Saimoo-A, Kulwant Singh from Saimoo-B, Vakil Singh from Chandrigam, Kulwantsingh from Nigeenpora, Mangat Singh from Driver, Falail Singh from Khasipora, Dr Amarjeet Singh from Gadpora, Gojinder Singh from Gamraj, Richpal Singh from Chatroogam and Vakil Singh from RajporaUllar.