Over 97 percent in south Kashmir stay away from polls



Photograph by Vikar Syed for The Kashmir Walla
JK Bank

Srinagar: In the final leg of Lok Sabha elections, a total of 2.16% polling was reported  in the twin districts of  Pulwama and Shopian today.

Pulwama witnessed the lowest turnout with the total 0.64 per cent, followed by Tral with 0.93 per cent.

The highest turnout was reported in Pampore with 4.65 per cent, followed by Raj pora with the total of 1.59 per cent.

In Shopian 3.90 per cent, while in Wachi with 1.37 per cent voters cast their votes out of 171216 votes were reported.

District Pulwama comprises four assembly segments of Tral, Pampore, Pulwama and Rajpora.

Rajpora Assembly segment had the highest number of 95,633 electors including 49,808 males, 45,738 females and 87 male service voters while as Pampore has the lowest 82,188 electors, including 41,929 males, 40,230 females, 24 male service voters and five transgender voters.

Tral assembly segment has 88,617 electors 45,637 males, 42, 650 females, 329 service voters (324 male and 5 female) and single transgender voter.
Pulwama assembly segment has 84,876 electors, including 43885 males, 40,890 females and 101 service voters (98 male and three females).

Similarly, Shopian District has 171,216 electors including 89,868 males, 81,227 females, 116 service electors (113 male and 03 female) and five transgender voters. For smooth polling, the ECI has set up 245 polling stations across the district.

Wachi assembly segment has 83,532 electors including 43,848 males, 39,614 females, 66 service voters (63 males and 3 females) and four transgender voters.

Shopian assembly segment has 87,684 electors, including 46,020 males, 41,613 females, 50 male service voters, and a single transgender voter.

The main candidates in the fray for this Parliamentary seat was Mehbooba Mufti of PDP, Hasnain Masoodi of National Conference and G.A Mir of Congress.


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