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Kishtwar municipality witnesses 73% turnout
Female voters outclass their male counterparts
10/10/2018 9:45:02 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik
Early Times Report
Kishtwar, Oct 10: Defying all odds, voters came out in large numbers to cast their votes in 2nd phase of ongoing Urban Local Bodies elections in 13 wards of Kishtwar Municipality.
As per the details available with ET, female voters today outclassed the male voters in Municipality elections and against 3332 votes cast by female voters, male voters cast 3309 votes in today election.
The data released by Chief Electoral Officer Jammu and Kashmir, Kishtwar municipality witnessed approximately 73% (6641) voter turnout in 10 hour day long voting.
Among the 13 wards, Ward No. 12 witnessed highest voting turn out wherein 750 votes were polled against 942 votes in which Congress candidate is in neck to neck fight with NC backed independent candidate, Ward No. 13 were polled with 610 votes where former ADDC Kishtwar Raiz Ahmed Zarger is in neck to neck fight with PDP backed candidate and another Independent candidate.
Similarly Ward No. 8 witnessed 650 votes where BJP candidate Advocate Vikas Sharma is in direct fight with lone Independent candidate Shahid Hussain Kripak backed by united opposition and similar is the situation in Ward No. 10 where BJP candidate is in neck to neck fight against Independent candidate also backed by united opposition parties.
Earlier huge rush of the voters was witnessed in all the wards of Kishtwar Municipality and about 60% voters exercise their franchise in first 6-7 hours amid heavy security cover.
Similarly Thatri, Doda and Bhaderwah Municipalities had also witnessed heavy voter turn over in these elections where Congress and BJP are in neck to neck fight. The fate of all the candidates will be decided on 20th of this month.
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