LS Polls: Kathua, Udhampur, Reasi witness heavy polling till 3 pm

JAMMU: The three districts out of total six segments witnessed heavy polling till 1500 hours in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections for Udhampur-Kathua Parliamentary Constituency on Thursday.
In Reasi district, polling percentage till 1500 hours was 62, in Kathua it was highest 64.6 pc, in Udhampur 63.3 pc, Ramban 59.8 pc, in Doda 57.2 pc and in Kishtwar 50.4 percent.
However, overall polling percentage was 38.5 in the state.
The constituency is spread over 17 Assembly segments comprising six districts of Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban, Reasi, Udhampur and Kathua.
As many as 14 candidates including MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh (BJP) are among in fray besides Congress candidate Vikramaditya Singh, son of Dr Karan Singh and grandson of last Dogra Ruler Maharaja Hari Singh.
Other contestants included Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan head, Choudhary Lal Singh, the former minister, who is also contesting on Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha Parliamentary Constituency while Tilak Raj Bhagat of Bhujan Samaj Party, Harsh Dev Singh of JKNPP, Mohammad Ayub of Navrang Congress Party, Meenakshi of Shiv Sena and Bansi Lal, Prem Nath, Rakesh Mudgal, Shaber Ahmad, Garib Singh, Firdous Ahmed, Martand Singh all independents.
Over 16.85 lakh electors will exercise their right to vote in Udhampur-Kathua Parliamentary Constituency.
The election authority has set up 2,710 Polling Stations across the constituency for smooth conduct of elections.