Voters queue up despite severe cold in J&K DDC polls

Jammu, (Asian independent) Voters were queuing up to cast their votes in the second phase of District Development Council elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday despite severe cold conditions prevailing in Kashmir and hilly areas of Jammu.

The maiden elections will help representatives to the District Development Councils as part of the local self government.

People in 43 constituencies will vote in the second phase of DDC elections, including 25 in Kashmir division and 18 in Jammu division.

Kashmir division’s overall polling percentage till 9 am was 3.23 and Jammu division’s 10.36. Overall, 6.61 per cent voters had cast their votes by 9 am.

In Kashmir division, Kupwara recorded a polling percentage of 3.54, Bandipora 15.56, Baramulla 1.88, Ganderbal 2.44, Srinagar 8.33, Budgam 2.09, Pulwama 0.71, Shopian 2.11, Kulgam 1.89, and Anantnag 4.47 till 9 am.

Similarly, in Jammu division, Kishtwar saw a voting percentage of 8.49, Doda 9.08, Ramban 6.39, Reasi 10.90, Udhampur 9.26, Kathua 10.45, Samba 17.27, Jammu 9.80, Rajouri 9.06, and Poonch 13.49 till 9 am.