JK polls: Over 17,000 KPs registered voters in 2nd phase

JAMMU, Nov 30:
As many as 17,015 Kashmiri Pandit voters will exercise their franchise through ballot papers in the second phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls.
Nine Assembly segments in Kashmir Valley will go to polls in the first phase of elections on December 2 along with nine other constituencies of Jammu region.
A total of 15,35,087 voters, including 8,12,809 men and 7,22,269 women, will decide the fate of Four ministers of the Congress-NC coalition Government, 16 former ministers and sitting legislators are among the 175 candidates at 2181 polling stations in on December two.
Of these, 7,31,696 are registered for voting in nine constituencies of 2 districts of Kashmir valley, where there are 934 polling stations registered.
According to the data of State elections department, 9054 Kashmiri Pandits are registered voters for polling in four out of five constituencies of Kupwara district and 7961 such voters are registered in four Assembly segments of Kulgam of Kashmir Valley.
Of these, highest number of 3,135 KP voters are registered in Kupawara Assembly segments followed by 3107 voters in Devsar, 2986 in Handwara, 2910 in Kulgam, 1614 in Langate, 1319 in Lolab, 1124 in Homeshalibigh and 820 voters in Noorbad only, it said.
There are no Kashmiri Pandit voters registered in Karnah constituency of Bandipora district, it said. (AGENCIES)


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