In Jammu and Kashmir, the second phase of the District Development Council (DDC) election on Tuesday saw a turnout of 48.62 percent. The turnout was peaceful. State Election Commissioner KK Sharma told reporters here that Jammu region recorded 65.54 percent polling while Kashmir Valley recorded 33.34 percent polling.
Bandipura district recorded the highest turnout of 69.66 percent in Kashmir. The first phase saw 51.76 percent voting on 28 November. In this, 64.2 percent voting was done in Jammu section and 40.65 percent in Kashmir segment.
This is the first major election after the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was abolished in August last year and the state was divided into two union territories. Poonch recorded the highest turnout of 75 percent on Tuesday.
In the second phase, out of 280 regions of Jammu and Kashmir, voting was held in Kashmir for 25 and 18 areas in Jammu division. In the first phase, voting was held for 43 DDC areas including 25 in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu section. Sharma said, “There was a total of 48.62 percent voting in the second phase.”
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